Rangers may seriously have to consider selling Finland international Glen Kamara this summer if the club receive a big transfer fee for the midfielder.
That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the club’s potential transfer business, heading into the final days of the transfer window.
Kamara, who has previously been described as “superb” by former manager Steven Gerrard, was left out of the Rangers squad that beat Ross County at the weekend, though he did play in the Glasgow giants’ Champions League play-off victory at PSV Eindhoven in midweek. Meanwhile, 90min stated that Giovanni van Bronckhorst made the decision to leave him out of their recent draw at Easter Road as Ligue 1 side Nice prepared to make a bid for the midfielder.
The same report also suggests that English Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion held an interest in the midfielder earlier in the summer, whilst Galatasaray made two bids to the Ibrox club for Kamara’s services.
And O’Rourke believes that if Nice were to offer a big enough fee for Kamara, the Gers will have no choice but to let the midfielder leave the club this summer.
Asked if Rangers would be open to letting Kamara leave, he said: “It all comes down to the fee.
“They’ve already sold a couple of big players this summer in Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey.
“They got good money offers for those two, so if Glen Kamara does attract a big transfer fee from Nice, it’s something that Rangers would seriously have to consider.”
TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments…
We believe that Rangers fans will be praying that Kamara is still at Ibrox following the conclusion of the transfer window, with the 26-year-old proving a vital cog in Van Bronckhorst’s side.
The 46-capFinland international made 52 appearances for the Gers last season, scoring four goals and providing five assists as the club finished as runners-up in both the Premiership and the Europa League.
We therefore think that a player who was such a crucial presence in last season’s famous European run needs to be kept hold of, as Rangers battle Premiership and Champions League commitments this season.