A report in the Daily Mail today suggested there’s interest from Turkey in the Finland international. Galatasary and Besiktas are seemingly set to battle it out for him. The future of Glen Kamara at Rangers has been questioned recently and this could be the end.
The article suggests that Rangers would be looking for a fee of around £6m. This is a fee Rangers would bite your hand off for and would delight fans. It does seem unlikely though, consider his recent for domestically. On the other hand, he’s still been excellent for Finland so maybe that boosts his price up to where it used to be.
Glen Kamara Then
He plays at his own pace depending on the situation. One of his best attributes is being able to dictate the tempo of a game from midfield. His calmness and composure on the ball was key in Rangers run to the Europa League Final.
In the big moments in the big games in that run, he turned it on. There were games that it seemed like the ball was glued to his feet. At times, he was completely unplayable. These performances made it seem like he could play at the highest level and still thrive.
Between his composure, quick feet and decision making, he had all the attributes of a top quality midfielder. You could clearly see he’d learned his trade at the Arsenal academy. A true Rolls Royce of a player.
That version of Glen Kamara was easily worth £10m+.
Glen Kamara Now
The player described in the previous section isn’t the player that Rangers have currently. That calmness on the ball has turned to laziness and disinterest. Fans just need to look at his appearance vs Hearts at Ibrox to see that.
This version of Glen Kamara isn’t worth £6m and despite the quality he can have, £3-4m would be an excellent deal for Rangers. There are some things which would drive his price up.
One of those things being that he still has two years remaining on his current contract. Another thing would be his quality of performance for Finland, he’s still one of their key players and seems to perform every time he’s on international duty.
If Rangers can bring in £3-4m for the 27-year-old then that would represent a good deal in terms of his current value. Considering Rangers paid 50k for him it’s still a tremendous profit and another success on the player trading model.
Michael Beale’s Thoughts
The manager had this to say in a recent interview with the press;
For Glen, everything is open really. He is either going to be here for a considerable future or we will probably sell him this summer.
I think he needs to look at the competition that’s here in pre-season and decide whether there is going to be enough football for him. It’s not my sole decisionMichael Beale
That was a very interesting statement from the Englishmen and pretty much confirms what all fans expected really. It’s clear that Kamara hasn’t been at his best this season and it looks like he needs a fresh start away from Ibrox.
If bids come in around the £3-4m mark then Rangers should really consider accepting them. If, however, the club can somehow get the quoted £6m mark then they should absolutely push his price up as high as that.
On his day, Glen Kamara is a quality footballer capable of playing at the top level. Unfortunately, that isn’t the version Rangers have had this season. Will you be sad to see him go? What kind of fee do you think represents a good deal for the club?