RANGERS can today confirm that 20-year-old Ovie Ejaria has joined the club on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool subject to international clearance.

The versatile midfielder, who can also play in attack, joined the Reds in the summer of 2014 after spending the previous nine years with Arsenal.

A player with power, pace and composure on the ball, London-born Ejaria made his first-team debut for Liverpool on 20 September 2016, replacing Roberto Firmino in a 3-0 League Cup win over Derby County.

Two months later Jurgen Klopp handed the talented youngster his Premier League bow when he went on for Philippe Coutinho during a 6-1 win over Watford at Anfield.

After making eight appearances for Liverpool in 2016/17, five starts, Ejaria joined Sunderland on the final day of the January transfer window in 2018 and during his five months with the Black Cats he gained more top-team experience, making 11 appearances in the Championship and scoring his first senior goal in a 3-0 win over Wolves on May 6.

Despite Sunderland’s relegation to League One, Ejaria continued to impress Aidy Boothroyd and the England Under-21 head coach selected him for this summer’s Toulon Tournament before he had to withdraw from the squad due to injury.

Ejaria was also part of the England squad which won the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in South Korea in 2017.

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