According to a report from the Mail, as cited by the Daily Record, Leeds United are said to be keen on Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara. European heavyweights Juventus are also said to be interested in the former Dundee midfielder. Rangers are reportedly valuing the midfielder in the region of £8m.
The Scottish giants signed the midfielder for a meagre amount of £50,000 (we haven’t missed a zero here) in January this year as the midfielder was in the final few months of his contract with a struggling Dundee side. It is fair to say that Rangers stand a chance to make a massive profit if they can sell him for £8m.
Bielsa’s midfield options at the moment
Leeds United have done well in the EFL Championship so far. They are currently on a five-match winning run, and things look hunky-dory at Elland Road. United currently have Adam Forshaw, Jamie Shackleton and Mateusz Klich as their prime central midfielders. Bielsa also had to use Stuart Dallas in midfield because of the injuries to Shackleton and Forshaw. Dallas is a wing-back by trade.
Kamara can play in central midfield or as a defensive midfielder. United currently have Kalvin Phillips at their disposal for the defensive midfield role. The Whites could do well to add a midfielder in January, but the club’s Football Director Victor Orta has already indicated that the Whites will have a quiet winter transfer window.
What can Kamara offer?
The former Arsenal youth product has put in some influential displays for Rangers in Europe, and that has what really caught the eye of some of the big clubs. His performance against Porto at Ibrox was impressive as he dominated the midfield battle. The Finland international hardly loses possession as he uses his body well to protect the ball and his physical qualities make it hard for the opposition to shrug him off it. He can do the nitty-gritty job well in the middle and has a decent passing range as well.
Will the Whites sign him?
There is no doubt that he would be a handy addition at Elland Road, but we don’t see the Whites shelling out £8m for a position where they have other options. Moreover, Gerrard has given an indication that Rangers will not sell their first-team players as they look to stop Celtic’s domination in Scottish football. With Juventus also keen, it will be some sort of a miracle to see United pull off this signing.
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