Following his world class performance on Wednesday, Glen Kamara’s stock has gone back up somewhat. The Finn hasn’t been first choice this season, albeit he’s played plenty of football, and his value hasn’t been so strong either.
He’s been far from the integral part of the Rangers machine he once was.
Whether this is in part due to his interview some weeks ago where he more or less conceded he was looking for a new challenge we’re not sure, but either way, his place at Rangers isn’t overly assured these days.
We’ve been here before with Kamara, the former Dundee man previously losing his place, admitting it was down to bad form on his part, and then he regained his slot not too long after.
But that was before Praha…
These days it’s been pretty obvious for the most part that his head wasn’t in it any more, not like it was – still a great player, but not giving the same guts to the performances any more, not how he used to.
So if he is to be sold (and lord knows, enough sites have used his name for clicks) it wouldn’t be a huge shock, nor would it be acrimonious.
The sad thing, that performance midweek was Kamara at his best – strong on the ball, good use of it, composure, pace, power – these were all the attributes that had his former manager Neil McCann predicting him for the very top of football.
Well, he has two years left on his deal at Ibrox, and now, Champions League football.
Could it give him new motivation to want to stay at Ibrox?
Kamara at his best is the best in the SPL – no two ways about that, but it’s whether he sees himself staying long term or leaving.
He’s given hints, but, again, it’s down to him.
Time, as always, will tell.