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7th Jun, 2018 | 10:45am

'Bit of a shock' - Kit Symons gives verdict on reported Rangers midfield target

Former Sunderland assistant manager Kit Symons thinks Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria would “do well” in the Scottish Premiership if he completes his reported loan move to Ibrox.

According to reports, the 20-year-old is close to agreeing a loan move to Ibrox and Symons thinks it would be a “great move” for the player.

Ejaria spent time on loan at Sunderland last season and, despite the side struggling, Symons admitted that Ejaria showed “great maturity” was always looking for the ball.

“If he was going straight from Liverpool Under-23s to Rangers then it would be a bit of a shock. But Sunderland is a big club as well and there’s a lot of pressure – especially at the Stadium of Light which was toxic at times,” Symons said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“He had to be able to handle that and even in tough situations in games that weren’t going our way he was the one player who wanted the ball.

“In some respects he shows great maturity in his game and in others he’s very much a young boy learning but it would be a great move for him and he’d do well in the Scottish Premiership.”

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Football Insider verdict:

Ejaria seems to be a good signing for the Gers and is someone who can come into the side and contribute immediately next season. Despite his loan spell at Sunderland not going to plan, the Stadium of Light was a very difficult place to play last season and far better players than the Liverpool youngster struggled to get going. Hopefully, the Gers can get a deal over the line sooner rather than later and add the English youth international to their squad. Steven Gerrard will know the player well from his time with Liverpool’s Academy and will know exactly what the player can add to his side. With little over a month until the Gers’ season gets underway, it would be good to get him in and settled as quickly as possible before the Europa League games get started on July 12th and then the Scottish Premiership campaign starting shortly afterwards.

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