By Joe Ellis

18th Jul, 2022 | 4:10pm

Rangers receive £8m Galatasaray bid for Glen Kamara, many clubs keen

Turkish Super League side Galatasaray have lodged a bid for Rangers’ Finnish international midfielder Glen Kamara, according to 90min.

The 26-year-old still has three years left on his Ibrox contract so they are not in a rush to sell him right now but the Turks are not the only side to be interested.

RB Leipzig, Eintracht Frankfurt, Brighton and Hove Albion and Marseille have all been keeping an eye on his situation in Glasgow but it’s Galatasaray who have made the first move.

Their bid of roughly £8million has reportedly landed on the desk of the Rangers board but having already sold Joe Aribo this summer, they are likely to reject that offer outright without even considering it.

Calvin Bassey’s imminent monster transfer from Rangers to Ajax will also mean that the extra cash is not in desperate need for the club either which further dents Gala’s hopes.

Joke

Is Monday night comedy night in Turkey because there has not been a bigger joke in our transfer window than this offer right here.

Maybe they have seen Aribo leave for an initial £6million and thought we were having a fire sale but surely they would have realised that he was nearing the end of his contract at the club.

To sell Kamara right now would be a ludicrous decision by the club when you need to try and keep as much of the squad that made it to the Europa League final together as you can.

That said, if Galatasaray, or any other club for that matter, want to bid more like £15-20million, surely we would consider that a lot harder and maybe even accept now that we have signed Tom Lawrence and Malik Tillman to play in midfield.

Nice try Galatasaray, but it isn’t April Fools Day just yet and we aren’t falling for that one.

In other Rangers news, Stewart Robertson has been replaced on the SPFL board by a director from our bitter rivals on the other side of Glasgow.