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Ejaria Signs New Liverpool Deal, Joins Gerrard’s Rangers On Loan

Ejaria Signs New Liverpool Deal, Joins Gerrard’s Rangers On Loan

Nigerian-born midfielder Ovie Ejaria has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

After penning a new deal at  Liverpool, the 20-year-old will immediately join Scottish club, Rangers, now managed by Liverpool great Steven Gerrard, on a season-long loan, which is subject to international clearance, Liverpool announced on their official website on Thursday.

Ejiara was reportedly dropped from Nigeria’s U-17 team to the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in UAE but won the 2017 U-20 World Cup with England.

“It’s a really great feeling. I’ve been at Liverpool for four years now and I’m just really happy to extend my stay here,” the 20-year-old told Liverpoolfc.com.

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“It’s a massive club, the club’s doing really well at the moment, so it wasn’t a hard decision at all.”

Ejaria, joined the Liverpool Academy from Arsenal in 2014, and has made eight first-team appearances for the Reds, all of which came during the 2016-17 season.

He spent the second half of last term on loan at Sunderland, featuring 11 times in the Championship.

“I’m just going to keep working hard and see where that takes me,” he added.

“I really want to be a regular at Liverpool Football Club, a massive club, so that’s my aim.”

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  • This is a good news for this Nigerian born English midfield ace.
    Ovie Ejaria has an amazing quality that interest Nigeria FA. ThIS youngman shoUld be closEly monitored by Nigeria FA and given keen attention, we should not wait till he grows to a big talent before running to chase him up and extend call up to him.
    oVIE eJARIA is a modern day midfield player with excellent ball passes and eye for goal. He can easily pick out his man by treading long range pass.
    He is quick with admiring football sense and exquisite dribbling skills. He certainly has a great future ahead of him with his move to Rangers fc under the tutelage of Liverpool legend, Steve Gerard.

    IT should interest Nigeria fan that the former under 17 invite’s style of game draws comparison to John Mikel Obi, Nigeria inspirational captain.

  • OLUSEGUN Olofin 3 years ago

    Hmm! Another one . When do we get things right for once . Let’s not discourage those who truly wants to play for Nigeria esp those born outside this country . We lost David Alaba and Dele Alli . Seriously !