SAFC complete loan of midfielder
Sunderland AFC have completed the loan signing of midfielder Ovie Ejaria from Liverpool FC.
The 20-year-old becomes Chris Coleman’s third signing of the January window, joining until the end of the season.
Ejaria, who won the under-20 FIFA World Cup this summer, began his youth career at Arsenal, before heading to Merseyside, making his senior debut for the Reds in 2016.
Speaking about the signing, Sunderland manager Chris Coleman said:
“Ovie is a talented young player with strength and imagination on the ball.
“He’s here to join our fight and has shown me how motivated he is to be here and I’m sure he’s ready for the challenges ahead."
🛑🙌 Stop what you're doing, we have an announcement to make... pic.twitter.com/5ex5vhG2YX— Sunderland AFC 🔴⚪ (@SunderlandAFC) January 31, 2018
Speaking about his move, Ejaria said:
“I’m really happy because I’ve wanted to go out on loan for a while to get regular first-team football under my belt.
“I’d say that I’m a player that likes to get on the ball quite a lot and make things happen, I’ll try to create chances and hopefully score some goals as well.”
“I’ll always give one hundred percent and work hard for the team.”
🤝 The boss has had his say on our new signing...— Sunderland AFC 🔴⚪ (@SunderlandAFC) January 31, 2018
"Ovie is a talented young player with strength and imagination on the ball. He’s here to join our fight and has shown me how motivated he is to be here – and I’m sure he’s ready for the challenges ahead." pic.twitter.com/sV7NGent8r