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‘A great bit of business’ – Reading FC eyeing loan swoop for Premier League midfielder: Opinion

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Reading have reportedly submitted a loan offer for Liverpool midfielder, Ovie Ejaria according to journalist, Courtney Friday.

Ejaria would be familiar with his surroundings at the Madejski Stadium if he signed for the Berkshire-based side, having spent the second-half of last season on loan with the Royals.

The creative midfielder was impressive in his short spell with Jose Gomes’ side, and he could be tempted by a return in the summer.

The Reading boss has clearly outlined his intentions earlier on who he wants to add to his squad ahead of next season, and sees Ejaria as one of his top targets in the summer transfer window.

It remains unclear as to which other Championship clubs have submitted offers for Ejaria, but Friday also revealed that a decision on his future won’t be confirmed until after Liverpool’s Champions League Final against Tottenham Hotspur.

But would Ejaria be a good addition to the Reading squad if they can pull it off again?

We discuss…..

Toby Wilding: 

“I think this could be a good move.

“Ejaria is certainly a popular figure amongst the Reading faithful, and it surely is better for him to be out on the pitch playing senior football, rather than being stuck on the sidelines at Anfield.

“Given Reading have already shown they are ready to give Ejaria that game time and the fact that he knows the club, this may give the Royals the advantage when Liverpool make a decision on his future.”

Jacob Potter: 

“What a great bit of business this could be by the Royals.

“Ejaria’s work often went unnoticed in the Reading team, but he was a really useful player to have as they survived in the Championship last season.

“His creative ability is really impressive, and I would certainly be surprised if Reading weren’t the frontrunners to sign him on loan for another season.”

George Brooks: 

“This could be a good signing for Reading.

“Ejaria is clearly a player with a lot of potential and he did well whilst on loan at Reading in the second-half of this season.

“He’s still only 21, so he could have what it takes to become a top Championship player.

“At this stage of his career, he needs to be playing first-team football and he’s very unlikely to get that at Liverpool next season, so another loan move would make perfect sense for the player.”

Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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