Surprise £8M bid rejected but Rangers braced for more

Surprise £8M bid rejected but Rangers braced for more
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 05: Glen Kamara of Rangers celebrates after scoring their sides second goal by kissing his black arm band in honour of kit man Jimmy Bell uring the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Leg Two match between Rangers and RB Leipzig at Ibrox Stadium on May 05, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers may have rejected Galatasaray’s £8M bid for Glen Kamara tonight but that’s no surprise after rejecting a similar bid in late 2019 for the Fin, which we reported to you way back when.

Kamara is a lucrative commodity and while his Rangers spell hasn’t been consistently spectacular with the ex-Dundee man playing well within himself far too often, he has shown enough glimpses at Ibrox and certainly for his country to demonstrate he’s a world class player when he wants to be.

As such, Rangers are only too well aware what we can now sell players for, and there is no reason to sell a man with 3 years left on his deal for anything below market value, which in his case is at least double the bidded sum, if not more.

Kamara has admitted recently he’s open to a move, talking up the idea of finding a new club even if he wasn’t explicitly requesting a switch, and while he might not specifically want to move to Turkey, it opens the floodgates of interest in him and we can expect a high chance of a more suitable bid arriving, whether from the Mediterranean or not.

One thing for sure, Rangers have decided to break up the Gerrard era with the most lucrative assets being sold – Gerrard himself, Patterson, Aribo then Bassey, while Kamara is definitely among them.

It’s been decided that it’s time to move on, build onto a new era, and finally start selling these players for the big money they’re worth, and it’s a trading model we’ve been building towards for some time.

Asset stripping?

Nope – we explained before it might be time for the Gerrard era of squad to start breaking up, moving on, and 3 of them now have, with Itten also having left along with Balogun.

That Goldson and Davis stayed along with McGregor and Arfield was keeping the experience – and the reality is none of those extended players have any market value, so the club benefited plenty from keeping.

But the Aribos, Kamaras, Basseys? Worth a lot of money, and the club is building for the new era under Gio.

Whether Kamara goes now or in the near future, his time at Rangers does look to be coming to the same end as Aribo and Bassey.

The bid just needs to be right.

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