Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria is interesting Championship side Reading this summer, according to Reading Chronicle journalist Courtney Friday.
The reporter claimed via his personal Twitter account on Friday that Reading are believed one of a few Championship clubs to have made an offer to take Ejaria on loan next season. The midfielder returned to Liverpool after spending the season on out on loan, but it is believed that he will not be in Jurgen Klopp’s plans for next season with his future to be decided after the Champions League final.
#readingfc are among ‘several’ Championship clubs to have offered Ovie Ejaria a loan move for the 2019/20 season. Ejaria has returned to #Liverpool but will not feature in Klopp’s plans. Destination will be sorted after CL final.
— Courtney Friday (@ChronCourtney) May 24, 2019
Ejaria spent the first half of the season on loan with Rangers in the SPFL where he made 14 appearances, before being loaned out to Reading in January for the second half of the campaign, where he made 16 appearances helping the club escape relegation trouble in the Championship.
Ejaria has had a largely successful season out on loan from Liverpool, especially in the second half of the season with Reading in the Championship, managing to play an instrumental role as the club secured their status in the English second tier. However, the midfielder is unlikely to feature in Liverpool’s first team next season, with Klopp having the luxury of selecting from a very talented set of midfield players at Anfield, which means it would be benififcial for Ejaria to go and play some regular game time elsewhere again next term. Given that the 21-year-old was a key figure for Reading in the second half of the season, it would make sense for him to once again go back to the club next term. Were Ejaria to go out on loan in the Championship and impress for the full campaign it might help him force his way into Klopp’s future plans, but even if he does not manage to do that it will put him in the shop window for other potential suitors.