By Ibrox News speaking to Alex McLeish

26th Apr, 2021 | 6:30pm

Alex McLeish: Rangers must respect Glen Kamara if he wants to leave Ibrox

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Alex McLeish has insisted that Rangers must respect Glen Kamara if he wants to leave Ibrox in the upcoming summer window.

The Finland international has revealed that he had opened contract talks back in March, with Premier League interest also coming strongly.

McLeish believes that Kamara will be proud of what he has achieved in Glasgow, but that may not be enough to keep him there.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “I’m not sure.

“I would have thought he would have been delighted with the rise in his performance levels, playing in Europe and for his national team.

“He would be really proud of what he has done for Rangers, and I would expect they would come to some kind of agreement unless he has other ambitions.

“You have to respect that.”

Keep or sell?

That is the question that Steven Gerrard will be asking himself every single day.

Kamara has been superb this season, but surely if he wanted to stay, he would have already have put pen-to-paper on the contract in front of him.

With Premier League clubs interested, and the news that the Bears may need to sell one or two players every season, this could be a straightforward deal.

Midfield isn’t an area that we are wealthy with options though, with the likes of Ryan Jack consistently injured and out for the rest of the season.

Kamara has been ever-present with Steven Davis in midfield, and should he be sold, we would certainly need to work some magic in the transfer window to replace the “incredible” star.

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