Rangers Ace Opens Up On Transfer Speculations Amid Arsenal Interest: Why He Is Crucial For Gerrard?

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 12: Glen Kamara of Rangers celebrates at the final whistle during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Glen Kamara moved to Rangers in a £50,000 move last January which could be termed as a daylight robbery by Gerrard and Co. The Finnish international has gone from strength to strength since then, and he has established himself as an integral member in Rangers’ midfield.

Kamara’s excellent performances haven’t gone unnoticed as he has attracted interest (Daily Record) from Premier League clubs like Arsenal, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Burnley and Aston Villa. Kamara had moved to the Arsenal u-18 side in 2012, but he failed to make a breakthrough with the English heavyweights. After a few years now, Arsenal wants their former youth player back.

Kamara opens up on transfer speculations

Steven Gerrard had maintained that none of his first-team players are for sale in January. Now, Kamara has also responded to the transfer speculations and said, “The manager hasn’t spoken to me about the speculation at all. I’m a Rangers player, so until told otherwise that is my focus. Coming up to Scotland was definitely one of my best decisions. I wanted to get game-time under my belt, and it has worked out well. We are trying to win the title. We are looking forward to that, and it is an exciting time to be a Rangers player.”

It is good to see the midfielder being focused on the title race. Any player’s head could turn if a club like Arsenal becomes interested in him, but Kamara is seemingly happy with the Gers for now. Former Rangers ace Kris Boyd had claimed that the Bears might sell Kamara in this window, but as things stand, there seems to be no hint that he is moving away this January.

Why Kamara is important in Rangers midfield?

Kamara’s physical presence and his ability to take the ball in pressure situations stand out. He is always confident and willing to get on the ball, and he can pick out a neat pass as well. There is no doubt to us that he can thrive in the Premier League once he settles in there.

However, Rangers would hope that time would only come in the upcoming summer as they are trying tooth and nail to end Celtic’s domination in Scottish football. Kamara is likely to move on to bigger and better things in the future, but it is good to see him being focused on delivering for Rangers for now.

If the midfielder helps in clinching the title for the Bears and goes on to have a reasonable Euros for Finland, then Rangers could get a much higher transfer fee for him in the summer. Hence, keeping him at Ibrox for this month should be the way to go.

Abhimanyu is the CEO of AM Infotrix, the support desk of The 4th Official.