Glasgow Rangers could be set to lose midfielder Glen Kamara in the summer transfer window after four and a half years at the Ibrox side.
What’s the latest on Glen Kamara’s future at Rangers?
Sources have told Football Insider that there are ‘question marks’ over the midfielder’s long-term future at the club and there is every likelihood that he will depart the Light Blues during the summer transfer window.
The arrival of Nicolas Raskin last month led Michael Beale to admit that the Belgian will be in direct competition for Kamara for a starting spot.
There was interest last summer for the 27-year-old, with Nice reportedly eyeing him up in a £10m deal, but nothing materialised.
Could Ross Wilson repeat his Joe Aribo disaster?
Unless Rangers receive an amount they simply can’t turn down, Wilson should be doing all he can to keep Kamara at the club, especially with his recent form and the disaster he had last year in losing Joe Aribo to Southampton for £10m.
The Nigerian international was excellent for the Gers last season, scoring nine goals and registering ten assists while becoming just the fourth Rangers player to score in a major European final after netting the opener against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final.
Losing him last summer was a major blow and the side struggled earlier this season, especially in the Champions League, missing his creativity and Beale must keep Kamara ahead of next season if he wishes to have the strongest possible squad to challenge Celtic for the Premiership title.
Despite an indifferent start to the season, the Finnish star has become a regular under Beale, playing a part in every match minus the tie against Dundee United, while he even scored against St Johnstone last month.
Last season saw Kamara in imperious form, achieving a 91% pass success rate across 31 league matches, while also taking 70.6 touches, making 1.3 key passes, and completing 70% of his attempted dribbles per match.
He looks rejuvenated under Beale and former Rangers winger Neil McCann lavished praise on him back in 2020 as the Ibrox side were racing away with the Premiership title, saying:
“He isn’t a big, physical lad but he’s made of iron and really strong. I knew immediately that he could handle the ball under pressure and not give it away, so he was perfect.”
Aribo’s struggles this season suggest that the grass isn’t always greener by moving from Scotland to the Premier League, or even continental Europe, and Kamara should bear this in mind ahead of the summer.
Raskin will provide intense competition, but there is no doubt he is still an integral part of this current Rangers side that are embarking on a new era under Beale.
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