Rangers star Glen Kamara has reportedly started to attract more attention ahead of the January transfer window with the midfielder in such fine form at Ibrox.
According to football news website TeamTalk, Rangers’ Europa League rivals Benfica have set their sights on the 24-year-old Finland international as the list of interested clubs grows even longer.
It is understood that Everton, Newcastle, Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Southampton have also kept tabs on Kamara, as well as “clubs on the continent”.
Benfica are one of those clubs with the Portuguese giants seemingly impressed by the Finnish midfielder’s performances against them in the Europa League in recent weeks.
Steven Gerrard’s side drew 3-3 in Benfica and 2-2 at Ibrox on their way to qualifying for the Europa League knock-out stages.
Kamara scored in the six-goal thriller at Estadio da Luz and according to stats by WyScout, he also registered a 95 per cent pass accuracy in that game and also won 67 per cent of defensive duels.
TeamTalk has added to their report that amid this interest in Kamara, Gerrard has “called on the club’s hierarchy to tie the midfielder down to a new long-term deal”.
Kamara’s existing contract expires in 2023 so there’s not a massive rush to get that sorted in terms of the length but that’s the same deal that he signed when he joined from Dundee in January 2019.
Since then, Kamara has become one of the best midfielders in Scottish football and we have to admit that he’s good enough to play for a top club in Europe or join a team in the Premier League.
That’s a view shared by Kamara’s Finland team-mate Teemu Pukki [Daily Record], who said in October: “Glen is a top player and I think he would definitely do well in the English Premier League. I’d bet on him playing there at some point in his career.”
We don’t want to see Kamara leave any time soon – especially in January.
However, if a new contract isn’t sorted by the time the next summer transfer window comes around there could be a bit of a battle to keep hold of the midfield ace, who’ll be representing Finland at the European Championships.
In other Rangers news, this Gers star is a major doubt for the trip to Ross County this weekend.