Report: Ovie Ejaria nears Reading move after Rangers exit

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ovie Ejaria struggled for consistency in the Scottish Premiership with Rangers - can the Liverpool midfielder do better in the Championship with Reading?

Ovie Ejaria of Rangers is seen during the first leg of the UEFA Europa League Play Off match between Rangers and FC Ufa at Ibrox Stadium on August 23, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ovie Ejaria’s spell at Rangers did not exactly go to plan.

Despite some impressive performances which highlighted the Liverpool youngster’s class and craft in the centre of the park, consistency eluded the 21-year-old during his loan north of the border.

According to the Sun, he quickly grew unsettled under the guidance of Steven Gerrard at Rangers and therefore saw his season-long deal cut short ahead of the January transfer window.


The Sun is now reporting that Ejaria is set to leave Anfield again in the very near future. It is understood that the England U21 international is expected to undergo a medical ahead of a six-month loan move to Championship strugglers Reading.

Ejaria will link up with Jose Gomes’ side and could even made his debut as early as Saturday, when Reading are set to play Nottingham Forest.

Oviemuno Ejaria of Liverpool speaks with Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on January...

A move to the Madejski mirrors Ejaria’s switch to Sunderland a year ago, though the midfielder will be hoping he avoids relegation from the Championship this time around.

Reading have played expansive and possession-based football since Gomes took over, particularly in the valiant FA Cup defeat at Manchester United on Saturday, and Ejaria should fit in nicely.

Ovie Ejaria of Sunderland in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between QPR and Sunderland at Loftus Road on March 10, 2018 in London, England.

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