Monday, 10 June 2019

Why "£30M" man may have given Steven Gerrard a big 'problem'....


Jordan Jones shone, Steven Davis glittered, Borna Barisic stood out, and now we turn our attention to Finland’s Glen Kamara who had yet another glorious display for his country in the Euros against Bosnia on Saturday.

We’ve had a few reactions over the stories linking him to Brighton, and ‘reactions’ to the ‘reactions’, per se, suggesting that £30M is beyond absurd.

We’d theoretically agree that Kamara being valued in that region when a site like Transfermarkt only has him at barely half a million is probably pie in the sky, but then, is it?

Kamara shone like a beacon again on Saturday, not only producing another exemplary display, but an assist too, and this 23-year old’s stock is becoming mammoth.

He has absolutely shone at Ibrox, having been given one of the biggest stages in British football to showcase himself, and despite some occasional lapses of concentration (which hopefully he’ll iron out of his game) he has mostly excelled for Steven Gerrard and his performance against Celtic was just marvellous.

Some say ‘you can’t be worth that much in Scotland’ but then if Moussa Dembele could, why can’t Kamara be at around the same age?

We’ve had some criticisms of the ex-Dundee man – he’s not the biggest, he’s not the most physical, and as we’ve alluded to before, his concentration does lapse and he has been guilty of a few bad ball losses which cost goals and even points, but under half a season with Gerrard and he’s bloomed into a top-class international player.

So, £30M? It may sound crazy in theory, and even crazier in practise, but the reality is a player is worth what someone will pay for him. And a player like Kamara who’s doing it for his country and his club at only 23?

Maybe it’s not so crazy after all.

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