Steven Gerrard has urged the Rangers hierarchy to tie down Glen Kamara to a new contract after he put in an “outstanding” performance against Lech Poznan.
The Finn’s current deal expires in the summer of 2023 and he has attracted plenty of interest from club’s around Europe (via Daily Record).
However, Gerrard has insisted in the past that he is desperate for the 25-year-old to remain at the club and following another excellent Europa League showing, he reiterated his stance once again.
“I thought Glen Kamara again showed why everybody is talking about him and there’s a lot of fuss about him,” he said (via Scottish Sun).
“I thought he was outstanding from start to finish and my advice to the club is to move that situation along as quickly as they can. I think it is a huge achievement and it is thoroughly deserved. Our performances over the six games, we deserve to be in the number one position and with a bit more experience we could have won the six games.”
Rangers spent just £50,000 to acquire Kamara from Dundee in January 2019 and that is now looking like an absolute steal, for a player that increasingly looks at home on the European stage.
After playing a key part in Rangers’ second and third goal against Standard Liege, he was dominant in Poland on Thursday.
Playing the full 90 minutes, he completed 95% of his 65 attempted passes, more than any other Gers player, had three successful dribbles and won 100% of his tackles (via WhoScored). He was a creative force too, with two key passes, while his heatmap showed his ability to cover an immense amount of ground (via WhoScored).
The Finland international has been an ever-present in the Europa League this season and appears to be quickly becoming one of Gerrard’s most important players.
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