Following today’s curious breaking news that January signing Glen Kamara is now a target for Premier League side Brighton, Rangers find themselves with yet another key asset linked with a move away.
Obviously the Fin only cost £100,000 in January, and Rangers’ profit on such a player to a PL side would be something approaching mammoth, but he joins the likes of James Tavernier, Scott Arfield and Alfredo Morelos to be implicated in big-money transfers away from Rangers down south to the Promised Land of the EPL.
Is Kamara one to keep – for the right price, he’s probably a sale. He’s not got to the stage yet where he’s indispensable, and Rangers have a wealth of depth in his position, but he is a Gerrard favourite and the manager would be loathe to lose one of his prized stars even at a huge profit.
Rangers would surely look for well above £5M from such a side for an international player who’s only 23, indeed probably more like double that given his current stock, and he joins captain Tavernier (also being targeted by Graham Potter’s men as it happens), midfielder Scott Arfield and striker Morelos (subject to a tonne of interest, particularly reportedly Newcastle’s) as major first-team stars who are now being snooped by rich PL sides.
If anything it’s flattering that so many of our best players are being sought out by the top flight in England, given previously only League One mobs seemed interested previously, but Rangers won’t want to sell the family silver even for the lavish sums of cash it could generate.
We’ll see how all these stories develop this summer.