Alex McLeish: Kamara should stay at Rangers for another year
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Alex McLeish backs Glen Kamara to stay at Rangers for another season in a bid to earn himself a move to a bigger club next summer.
The Finland international has carried on performing at the highest level at the EUROs and now that his side are knocked out, the focus is back on his future.
He has been linked with a move to a host of Premier League clubs, most notably Watford [The Daily Mail], and despite having two more years left on his deal at the Ibrox, there’s a chance of him parting ways with the Glasgow outfit.
Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “The Premier League has a huge pull. Absolutely no doubt about that. There’s a lot of money that’s spent in the Premier League, like Fulham who were relegated a couple of times and spent £100million.
“Regarding Kamara, the talk about winning trophies and competing in the Champions League [at Rangers] could be enough to keep him, but the kind of money in the Premier League is just frightening and that could tempt anybody to move, regardless of Rangers or Celtic .
“They are bigger clubs than Watford, but Watford have a bigger revenue.
“My opinion is he shouldn’t leave for a smaller club and stay at Rangers and take them to a higher level. He should have a greater impact in Europe and maybe wait for a bigger club.”
Hoping he stays
McLeish makes really good points. The kind of wages even newly-promoted clubs in the Premier League can offer players is far greater than what we can, despite being the biggest club in the country.
It is an unfair game, but it’s one we’re in and have to learn to live with the rules of it.
However, Kamara doesn’t seem the kind of player to jump ship at the first sight of a huge paycheck.
He’s been part of this unbelievable journey under Steven Gerrard, and having helped guide us to the league title and Champions League qualification, he could feel the need to stay for his first campaign among the continent’s elite before considering a move next summer.
We know that we’re destined to part ways with him sooner rather than later, but we’re only hoping that soon doesn’t mean this summer as it will be a massive void that would need filling going into next season.
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