Glen Kamara has claimed that he is fully focused on being a Rangers player, despite reported interest from a host of English clubs.
According to a piece from the Scottish Sun, Sheffield United, Arsenal, Brighton Crystal Palace, Burnley, Aston Villa and Championship big guns Leeds United are all keen on the 24-year-old midfielder.
But Kamara is adamant that his priority is still to win a title with the Gers.
As quoted by the Daily Record, he 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.”
How important is keeping hold of Kamara this month?
The Finnish international has made a fantastic impression since arriving from Dundee 12 months ago, and he has undoubtedly established himself as a key member of Steven Gerrard’s side.
So far this term he has player 29 times in all competitions, and his presence in the centre of the park, averaging 9.01 ball recoveries in his own half per 90 minutes, as well as a pass completion rate in excess of 90%, as per Wyscout, cannot be underestimated.
Losing that kind of player from a team will always be a difficult hurdle to overcome, but losing that kind of player in the midst of such a tight title race is simply not an option.
Kamara has to stay put.