By Wayne Veysey

27th Aug, 2020 | 10:55am

Sources: Liverpool accept major central midfielder bid, personal terms agreed with new club

Liverpool have accepted a bid from Reading for midfielder Ovie Ejaria, Football Insider can reveal.

The 22-year-old is set to join the Championship outfit permanently following two successful loan spells at the club.

A Liverpool source has told Football Insider the club have agreed a fee with Reading for Ejaria of between £2-3million.

The central midfielder has already agreed personal terms with Reading after being offered a four-year contract.

He is now set to put pen to paper on a move that will end his six-year association with Liverpool.

The versatile midfielder first joined Reading in January of last year after cutting short his 2018-19 loan at Rangers, where he was under the guidance of Anfield icon Steven Gerrard, at the midway point.

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He then returned to the Madejski Stadium for the entirety of last season and was a regular starter across the campaign.

Reading have moved to sign Ejaria permanently after 55 appearances for them over 18 months.

He has played predominantly in central midfield and been a regular goalscorer and creator, with four goals and seven assists for the Royals.

Ejaria, who has been capped by England at Under-21 level, is a long way off a place in Jurgen Klopp’s intensely competitive first team despite initially breaking through and making eight appearances for his parent club.

The former Arsenal academy product also had a spell out on loan at Sunderland in 2017-18.

In other news, a Liverpool sensation has been told to reject a move to Tottenham after shock swoop.