By Pranav Shahaney

17th Jun, 2021 | 10:38am

Glen Kamara records match-high numbers despite EUROs defeat

Finland may have had an outing to forget as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Russia, but Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara put in an impressive shift.

Kamara started in a midfield three that comprised of Robin Lod and Rasmus Schuller and played the role of a left-sided central midfield who often hugged the flank.

He linked up well with wing-back Jere Uronen and also had a few good moments with Joel Pohjanpalo whenever the Bayer Leverkusen forward dropped deep to collect the ball.

He also dictated the tempo of the game to a great extent – misplacing just five passes all game.

As the map above illustrates, it wasn’t all backwards and sideways as he constantly looked to progress the ball into the final third.

Have to hold onto him

The Scotsman have recently reported that Rangers could make a huge profit from his sale this summer, having already received a plethora of bids.

Watford, Everton and Leeds United are only a handful of clubs that are keen on signing him, so it could be a long summer ahead for the Glasgow outfit fighting tooth and nail to keep a hold of him.

Steven Gerrard has praised him several times in the past and knows what he brings to the table, which is why he’s desperately looking to keep a hold of the player.

Per another report in The Scotsman, Gerrard was looking to offer Kamara a new deal in October, and it remains to be seen whether the club can convince the 25-year-old to stay put beyond the summer.

Having signed the midfielder for only £50,000 from Dundee United, the club are set to make a staggering profit off his sale, and while we understand it is important for the operations that money is pumped in, we would love to see Kamara play in the Champions League for us.

That said, we understand how tough it’s going to be.

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