Our earlier piece discussed how Rangers managed to avoid losing any key players this January, a truly outstanding bonus and significant development.
However, something from late last year has been forgotten in the ether, and has made for a very interesting plot ‘twist’.
Following his impressive form, Glen Kamara’s future became a big topic, and crucially, a new contract. Steven Gerrard spoke about how that was a subject for conversation in due course, and we’d see how it unfolded.
Ibrox Noise was on record as arguing there was absolutely no incentive to give Kamara a new deal. The boy is contracted till 2023, and while the best players should be rewarded for their contribution, it shouldn’t be till maybe the last 18 months of their deal at the absolute earliest.
And here we are, well into February, and those Kamara contract stories have faded while the player remains resolutely a Rangers man.
Every time Rangers have rewarded players for good performances it’s blown up in our faces as their form suffered.
Only two other players’ form never has really ‘dipped’ and that’s Connor Goldson and Scott Arfield, and it’s noticeable they’ve never been offered new deals. They’ve remained hungry, rather than being stuffed to their faces with fat paycheques.
And Kamara is the same – he is on the same deal he signed with, and he’s only got better – do we want to ruin that with a completely unnecessary new contract?
He stayed this January despite interest, and there’s no new deal – there will be time for that down the line, but for now, he’s a Rangers man, ours, and going nowhere.
And hungry for 55.