£40M – Newcastle & Benfica will have to dig deep for Rangers star

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Rangers' Finnish midfielder Glen Kamara celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League group D football match between SL Benfica and Glasgow Rangers at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on November 5, 2020. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP) (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)

While some disagreed with our rating last night for Glen Kamara, nevertheless the Finland international has been on fire this season and with Newcastle and Benfica added to Marseille, Brighton and a host of sides searching for his signature, the ex-Dundee man, signed for £50K, is starting to look like the biggest bargain in Scottish football history.

Kamara has elevated his game to a whole new level this term, and it’s not unfair to say he very much mirrors the career and style of Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante.

Sure, Kamara won’t win the world cup, he plays for Finland for goodness’ sake, but this is a player with every inch the potential of the French maestro, and he cost the Stamford Bridge giants around £32M.

Kamara, at the same age now as Kante was then, give or take, is worth at least that if not more, and any sides looking at him, and we know there are now a lot of outfits monitoring his situation, will have to dig deep.

It’s made doubly hard for any potential suitors after manager Steven Gerrard firmly described him as not for sale, which is an accolade he only reserves for his absolute elites, and that’s Tavernier, Goldson and now Kamara.

This means if anyone wants to secure the 25-year old, they will have to obliterate the Scottish record set by Celtic for Kieran Tierney at £25M.

Some quotes allege £8M for Kamara, but that was already a pile of nonsense and those numbers are from August.

Kamara’s value has at least gone fourfold since then, such are his world class performances, consistency, and importance to Rangers and Steven Gerrard.

No, Kamara may well get sold in the future, but it will be for a freaking fortune.