It would be “absolutely massive” if Rangers can convince Glen Kamara to sign a new deal with the club, according to Noel Whelan.
The Finnish international is said to be attracting a lot of attention from England this month, prompting chiefs at Ibrox to consider handing him an extension on his current contract, as per the Scottish Sun.
And Whelan believes it would be a shrewd move.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “It’s massive, absolutely massive. They’re looking like they’re in a good position to start tempting these players to stay.
“They’re in a really healthy position at the minute are Rangers, they’ve got a good squad of players, got a great manager and assistant with Gary Mac. They’re competing in Europe and up there in Scotland so yeah, Rangers look in a really, really healthy position.
“They’ll want to keep their core players there for a long time and with where they are in the league and Europe as well, that’s really tempting and will probably help the player make his mind up.”
Should Kamara be given a new deal?
The midfielder has established himself as one of the most integral members of Steven Gerrard’s side at Ibrox, and losing him any time soon would be a hammer blow.
The 24-year-old has a pass completion rate in excess of 90%, and has won an average of 6.61 defensive duels per game for the Gers so far this season, as per Wyscout.
That kind of contribution is vital to the success of the side in more advanced areas too, and would not be easy to replace, should Kamara.
With that in mind, the most effective way to ensure he stays put is to get him to sign a new deal as soon as possible.