By Beck Pascal

14th Jun, 2022 | 12:00pm

Glen Kamara says he never wanted to play for Rangers in big transfer view

Glen Kamara has admitted that it was Steven Gerrard managing Rangers that saw him make the decision to go to Ibrox back in 2019. 

Having failed to break into the first team at Arsenal, the 27-year-old made the decision to further his career by joining Dundee in 2017. 

Despite the midfielder insisting that he would never sign for the Light Blues as he looked to return to England and the Premier League earlier in his career – Kamara finds himself a stalwart in Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s teams some five years after initially coming to Scotland. 

He told Finland’s national broadcaster YLE, via the Daily Record: “When I played against Rangers at first, I thought the level was good, but I wanted to go to England because the level is even better.

“But when I came to Rangers, I realised that the level is really high and that this is the best place to develop.

“I would never say that I wouldn’t go and play elsewhere in Europe. I would like to play in the Premier League, but if there was somewhere else that would be good for me, I would go there.

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“A lot of my friends have come to Rangers to watch the games. They say they’ve been to Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool or Everton, but you can’t get this atmosphere anywhere else.”

He added: “The first reason I came here was because of manager Steven Gerrard. Everyone knows him as a player. I told my mates back then that I would never sign for Celtic or Rangers because I wanted to go back to London or England.”


Kamara came to Scotland and realised just how good the football was over here and never looked back. 

The Scottish league comes under a lot of criticism with it being just Rangers and Celtic fighting for the title every season but how is that any different to Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League or Real Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga? 

Scotland is one of the best footballing countries in the world, the passion is off the charts and only when you witness it first-hand will you know. 

Thank god Kamara has done exactly that because he has been a key player for the Gers since arriving at the club.

He is a beast in the midfield and his nine goals in all competitions last season certainly don’t serve his importance justice.

Hopefully, despite all the talks of a move away, he stays with the Bears for the foreseeable future. 

In other Rangers news, a Sky journalist has predicted a big-name player to be done at Rangers after his Instagram post.