Former Golden Eaglets invitee, Ovie Ejaria has declared delight over his loan deal with Glasgow Rangers of Scotland, following the club’s official confirmation on Thursday of his addition to their squad ahead of the start of pre-season training.
The England FIFA U20 World Cup-winning midfielder joins The Light Blues on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool, whose former captain, Steven Gerrard played a key role in taking the youngster to the Scottish Premiership club he now coaches.
The 20-year-old Ejaria, who spent the second part of last season on loan at Sunderland, joined Liverpool in the summer of 2014 from Arsenal and has made eight appearances for the Reds first team.
He penned a new long-term deal with Liverpool before the loan deal with Rangers was announced, but it is still subject to international clearance.
After sealing the deal, Ejaria said he wants to be a first-team regular at Liverpool after signing a new contract extension and joining Rangers on loan.
The two clubs confirmed on Thursday that the 20-year-old’s season-long move to work under Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard at Rangers, subject to international clearance.
Ejaria is a product of the Liverpool youth academy and made eight first-team appearances during the 2016-17 season, including five starts in the FA and League Cups.
“I’m just going to keep working hard and see where that takes me. I really want to be a regular at Liverpool, a massive club, so that’s my aim.
“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.
“It’s a massive club, doing really well at the moment, so it wasn’t a hard decision at all,” Ejaria enthused.