Liverpool will reportedly not allow midfielder Ovie Ejaria to join another club on loan – with the Reds looking to get the youngster off the books.
That’s according to the Liverpool Echo who claim that reports of Reading being close to agreeing a loan deal are wide of the mark.
The same report suggests that several clubs have been in touch with Liverpool over Ejaria, and it seems it’s more of a matter of time before the midfielder is moved on with Brentford being named as a likely destination.
Ejaria spent the first half of last season on loan at Scottish club Rangers under the guide of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, but the deal was cut short.
The midfielder then ended up down south with Reading, and he made a good impression as the club seemingly are wanting to get him back – as per Football Insider.
Courtney Friday, of the Reading Chronicle, has shared a message on social media which suggests that the southern club are close to confirming the capture of the Reds’ youngster.
Great news that the embargo has now been lifted. Would expect to see Ejaria, perhaps among one or two others, through the door soon. Still need to get bodies out though. #readingfc
— Courtney Friday (@ChronCourtney) July 20, 2019
Our man netted once in the Championship last season, and totted up two assists, in his 16 appearances for the Berkshire club – it’s an increase on his numbers from his time with Rangers and Sunderland, but he’s going to have to improve a lot more if he’s to be considered by Klopp.