If a report from TuttoSalernitana is believed to be true, Rangers midfield ace Glen Kamara has emerged as a transfer target for Salernitana. The Finnish star is keen on a move in the coming days and the likes of Monza as well as other clubs from France and Spain are also keeping close tabs on his situation at Ibrox.
The 27-year-old Finland international began his youth stint in England’s Sunday league before joining Southend United. He was then roped in by Arsenal for their academy ranks and eventually got promoted to their first-team setup. However, his only senior appearance was a League Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday.
The Gunners arranged a couple of loan moves in League One with Southend and Colchester United. None, however, worked for him as he struggled for minutes in the third tier of the English pyramid. Thereafter, Kamara was shipped to north of the border to develop a career and his spell with Dundee earned him limelight in Scotland’s top-flight.
His emergence grabbed the Light Blues’ attention who secured his services in January 2019 for a minuscule £50,000 fee. He soon secured a key role in the centre of the pitch and mostly operated from the left-hand side of a three-man midfield during Steven Gerrard’s regime as the Rangers chief.
Although he has featured 174 times for the Glasgow giants, his starting status got jeopardized under Giovanni van Bronckhorst over the past few months. Neither did he fit in as a deep-lying playmaker, nor as a ‘number 10’ in the Dutchman’s 4-2-3-1 formation. Kamara prefers to operate in a box-to-box role with his dribbling traits, technicality and one-twos, but the defensive gameplan of the former boss refrained him from flourishing to his full potential since Gerrard’s exit.
Why Rangers And Beale Must Keep Hold Of Him Beyond The Winter Window
Meanwhile, the Gers have relieved Van Bronckhorst from his duties and replaced him with Michael Beale. The Englishman used to be Gerrard’s assistant before taking charge of Queens Park Rangers, and his exciting brand of football convinced the board to bring him back, this time as the main man to restore their lost pride.
Beale, aware of Kamara’s abilities, should keep hold of him at least for the remainder of the ongoing campaign. His attacking style of play suits the Fin, particularly the calmness on the ball and vision in midfield. The player, too, should give it another go and help Rangers overcome the crisis.