Kris Commons compares Rangers midfielder Ovie Ejaria to Nwankwo Kanu

General view ahead of the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Southampton FC at Anfield on September 22, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers brought Ovie Ejaria to Ibrox on loan from Liverpool.

Ovie Ejaria of Rangers in action during the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round match between Rangers and Shkupi at Ibrox Stadium on July 12, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.Rangers midfielder Ovie Ejaria

Former Celtic star Kris Commons has praised Rangers midfielder Ovie Ejaria in The Daily Mail and has compared the Liverpool-owned Ibrox youngster to former Arsenal forward Nwankwo Kanu.

Ejaria joined Rangers on loan from Liverpool in the summer transfer window and is doing quite well for Steven Gerrard’s Gers at the moment.

The 20-year-old midfielder has scored one goal in eight Scottish Premiership appearances for Rangers so far this season, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

 

Former Celtic attacking midfielder Commons, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, has praised the England Under-21 international - who earns £2000 per week as salary, according to Spotrac.com - and has compared him to former Nigeria international forward and Arsenal Invincible Kanu.

Commons wrote in The Daily Mail: “I like Ovie Ejaria. He reminds me of Kanu, the former Arsenal striker. He looks quite gangly and unorthodox, but he's got a silky touch and good movement.”

Arsenal's Kanu (C) is sandwiched between Doriva (L) and Chris Riggott of Middlesbrough during their Carling Cup semi final clash at Highbury in London, 20 January 2004. Arsenal lost to...

Going strong

Rangers are going strong in the Scottish Premiership at the moment and are very much in the race for the title.

The Gers do have a good bunch of players, and Rangers manager Gerrard has moulded them into a strong team.

While there are issues defensively, it is only a matter of time before those are ironed out.

Rangers are also looking to make an impact in the Europa League and progress to the knockout stages of the competition.

DUNDEE, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 15 Kris Commons of Celtic celebrates with his team mates Leigh Griffiths and Mikael Lustig after scoring a spectacular volleyed goal from distance in the second...

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