Rangers should do all they can to tie Glenn Kamara down to a new deal, according to ex-Ibrox Alan Hutton.
The Finnish international has established himself as a key member of Steven Gerrard’s starting XI since arriving from Dundee last January for a nominal fee, and a recent report from the Scottish Sun suggests that the Gers are already planning to offer him a contract extension.
That offer would be designed to ward off interest from a barrage of English clubs, as outlined by the same article.
And Hutton believes that it’s a smart idea.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “It gets you out of this January madness, if he was to sign a new deal soon, it takes away all the speculation.
“And he has done unbelievably well let’s be honest as coming from Dundee to become one of Steven Gerrard’s main midfielders… he’s been absolutely brilliant.
“So as well, from a business point of view, you tie him down long term and then in the summer, if these teams come calling again, the fee has to go up as he’s maybe got the three/four-year deal there.
“So it’ll be Rangers looking after themselves as well as the player, it’s a win-win for both.”
Should the Gers tie Kamara down to a new deal?
Without a shadow of a doubt, yes.
The 24-year-old has been superb since he arrived at Ibrox, and he has already established himself as a real fan’s favourite.
It’s not hard to see why either.
The midfielder has a pass completion rate in excess of 90% this season, and is averaging 4.43 interceptions per game, as per Wyscout.
Having that presence in the engine room – capable of breaking play up and then getting it moving in the other direction with efficient use of possession – cannot be underestimated, and it’s little wonder that Kamara is a man in demand.
That being said, if the Bears are serious about their title ambitions, they cannot afford to be auctioning off their best players, and the most effective way of ensuring that doesn’t happen here is to get Kamara’s signature on a new deal pronto.