Glasgow Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara is considering leaving the Scottish Premiership this summer, according to reports.
Is Glen Kamara leaving the Rangers?
The Finland international first took up pen north of the border in 2019 from Dundee FC and has since made a total of 193 appearances to date, but it’s fair to say he was significantly out of favor last season.
The Ibrox maestro made just 12 league starts during the campaign and was limited to being off the bench on ten occasions, and his lack of involvement has been the subject of questions for manager Michael Beale.
The Light Blues boss has publicly admitted the 27-year-old could leave during the next window despite still having two years left on his contract, and if that happens he will be no shortage of potential suitors .
Who signs Kamara?
According to TEAMtalk, Kamara is “exploring options” away from Rangers, with Southampton and Sheffield United both having a strong “interest” in securing his services ahead of the 2023/24 term. In France, Nice and Rennes are also keen to strike a deal, alongside Frosinone and Genoa in Italy’s Serie A. The Teddy Bears and the midfielder are expected to assess the next steps needed in the “coming weeks”.
Should Rangers keep or sell Kamara?
While in action for Finland, Kamara was hailed as a “aggressive“playful and “surprisingly good” in a more advanced role by journalist Josh Buntingbut as that positive form was not on display at club level last season, Rangers should certainly cash in this summer.
The Champions League participant, who pockets £21,000 a week, was ranked Beale’s 23rd worst defensive player last term, averaging just 0.5 tackles per game, via WhoScored, which is a extremely poor record for someone whose natural role is supposed to be protecting the backline.
The Tampere native has also had little effect at the other end of the pitch after providing just one goal and one assist in all competitions in 2022/23, so he’s not much of a positive impact on the pitch and is therefore nothing more than a small player.
Rangers sanctioning the early sale of Kamara would further allow them to use fees received for the midfielder to generate future transfer funds to sign new faces in the coming weeks, with many more expected to join and follow in the footsteps of Kieran Dowell. and Dujon Sterling moving to Glasgow.