Former Rangers loanee Ovie Ejaria completed a similar temporary deal to join English Championship club Reading from parent club Liverpool on Monday, and Gers fans on Twitter were quick to react to the news.
The 21-year-old moved to Ibrox on a season-long loan deal during the summer transfer window, and despite making 28 appearances in all competitions for the Scottish Premiership giants, the midfielder became unsettled and returned to Merseyside towards after the loan was brought to an end early last month.
The England U21 international, who scored twice and provided one assist during his spell north of the border, has now joined Championship strugglers Reading until the end of the campaign which allows him to be closer to his birthplace of London, and he will be keen to make a big impact.
Rangers supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the transfer deal for a player that some will feel abandoned them, and while one said “Ejaria will never get bigger than Rangers”, another said that they “don’t see the need to slate him”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Ejaria came, had some great games but fizzled out in the end. I don’t think he had the mentality to cope at Rangers & the pressure it brings. He will learn, maybe. An obvious talent & with some help should have a good career. Good luck to him. Don’t see the need to slate him tbh.
— David (@onlyshowintown) January 7, 2019
I don’t think he will. Ejaria will never get bigger than Rangers… and he strutted about like he was doing us the favour. Decent player with no final ball. No respecting manager is going to put up with his attitude. Shame really
— Hedgie1872 (@stu_f_1873) January 7, 2019
Ejaria was a very decent young player here at Rangers,but didn’t cope with the expectations,hope he grows with yourselves and stays,as he gave up at Rangers,would love to know why.good luck to you.??
— dex (@PRodgersN) January 8, 2019
Good luck Ejaria sadly it never worked out Rangers
— Malcolm ??? (@malcolm_rfc) January 8, 2019
Best of luck Ovie. Didn’t work out at Rangers, but he’s a very skilful player with a lot of potential. Was very impressive in several games up here and contributed a lot to the first half of Rangers season. If he hadn’t become unsettled, Gerrard would have kept him here.
— RAZORBROON (@RAZORBROON) January 8, 2019
That’s an absolute liberty for yous to have to endure this cowardly fraud, greatest sympathies.
From a Rangers fan.
— Calvin J. Candie (@CalvinJCand) January 7, 2019
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