Glasgow Rangers of Scotland gaffer, Steven Gerrard has declared that Nigerian-born midfielder, Ovie Ejaria was left out of The Gers’ squad for Thursday’s Europa League fixture because the lad is ‘highly unsettled’ and needs counselling.
However, while Gerrard said he is planning to hold crunch discussions with Ejaria in the coming days, footballlive.ng gathered that the former Golden Eaglets invitee has decided to quit the Scottish outfit in January.
This is as a result of culminating issues, which have seen Ejaria fall out of favour few months after arriving on loan from Liverpool of England, and he now appears to have had enough.
A similar scenario played out with Rio 2016 Olympics bronze medalist, Sadiq Umar, who also found the going tough at Ibrox, on loan from AS Roma of Italy, and has already taken the flight back to Rome.
Next out is Ejaria, who has opted not to keep terms of an agreement that was meant to see him spend the entire ongoing season on loan with The Gers, who crashed out of Europe on Thursday night, after losing 1-0 to Austria Wien to finish third in their group.
Gerrard said Ejaria was left out of the squad because the youngster has some worries and, although he planned to have talks with the 21-year-old, the player has apparently made up his mind up to quit.
Ejeria’s problem, though, it not with Gerrard or Rangers, but the Scottish Premier League in all, due to the competition’s highly physical nature, which has limited him to 14 appearances, a single goal and one assist.
However, Ejaria has already been linked with a move to Germany or The Netherlands when the transfer window opens next month.