The whole Glen Kamara tale has definitely taken a turn for the worse. From an absolute jewel in Rangers’ crown 24 months ago, the Finn’s stock has completely tumbled, ever since Ondrej Kudela, in fairness to him.
A couple of years ago, Rangers fans would have legitimately valued Kamara in the £30M range, comparing him with N’Golo Kante in style and position, given his age, regular international and his background, not to mention experience.
That value would even have stood, give or take, during the run to Seville, where he had a number of bright performances, including a fine goal v Leipzig, but since he netted that day, it appears to have gone south for him at the club.
He lost out on a big move to Nice, having decided long ago that his time at Ibrox was at an end, and since that transfer collapsed, he has been an unprofessional disgrace in the shirt, with little effort, few touches, and a clear apathy.
It’s a tragic shame because we know how good he is when he actually wants to play for a team, and indeed we saw that last night yet again with another excellent display for his country, but he’s lost interest in doing it for his club.
Gio can’t select him any more – he’s mentally tuned out of Rangers and wants to leave. He gave us plenty until a year or two ago, but he isn’t any more.
There are, of course, rumours, of a fallout with management and team mates, and his 86 touches last night for Finland compared with the 20+ he’s getting at Rangers these days shows all is definitely not well any more.
January can’t come quick enough for both parties to formally part company.