Journalist Scott McDermott has given his thoughts on Aston Villa and a potential move for Glen Kamara in the transfer window.
With Steven Gerrard now in charge at Villa Park following his spell in the dugout at Ibrox, attention can start to turn to what the club is going to look like when the former England captain begins to shape the club in his own image.
One of the ways that Gerrard can do that is through the transfer window. Villa certainly haven’t been scared to spend big in recent seasons, with Transfermarkt putting their spending north of £300m over the past three years, so it’s not impossible to think that they might be willing to give Gerrard some funds to get the team that he wants.
And speaking on the latest edition of the Record Rangers podcast, McDermott felt that Kamara could be one of the players that Gerrard could look to poach at some point in the future.
He said: “I think Glen Kamara’s one he would look at because I think Kamara has got real value. He’s a fairly young international player. The way Kamara plays, you feel as if he could pretty much walk into any team and look comfortable.
“I think he is a Premier League player ultimately, and he will play there one day – whether that’s for Villa though, I’m not sure. I think he would look at Kamara, not saying he would definitely go for him, but he would certainly look at him.”
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Should Aston Villa look to sign Glen Kamara?
The 26-year-old has been subject to plenty of interest from Premier League sides in the past, with a whole host of clubs looking to take a run at him in the summer window just gone, so it’s clear to see that there are plenty that agree he could do a job in the top flight. Gerrard and Aston Villa, though, have the inside track when it comes to his future.
If his next step is to be a move to the Premier League during the prime years of his career, then you would think that working with a manager that he is comfortable with and has an understanding with could be something that appeals to the Finland international.
On top of that, Gerrard will need people around him that he’s comfortable with as he gets used to a new league as manager, so leaning on someone that he’s managed over 100 times could be a pretty useful tool for him moving forward.
So it does seem like a match made in heaven, but whether or not Villa and Gerrard decide to make a move, we’ll just have to wait and see.