Confusion reigns over the state of Glen Kamara’s position at Rangers under Giovanni van Bronckhorst after the Finnish international withdrew from his country’s upcoming camp with a leg injury, announced only yesterday following the weekend’s action.
Infamously substituted at half time in Paisley, the former Dundee man struggled in the first half before GVB decided he’d seen enough, only for the Athletic publication’s Jordan Campbell to make the claim there had been a fall out between the pair of them with some very specific details provided about what Kamara was doing and wearing.
When quizzed about this, GVB said it had been tactical, and he had ‘no more to say about that’ but this latest twist with the midfielder withdrawing from his country with a supposed injury is very very intriguing.
Kamara’s lawyer Aamer Anwar released a statement saying his client’s ‘position’ was that none of the allegations from Campbell were true, but interestingly stopped short of launching any kind of legal dispute over them.
Furthermore, Gio’s lack of stating Kamara was injured is even more telling, and we wonder if the Finn really is injured or simply withdrew from his international camp to avoid any injury affecting his actual ability to attract a move in January.
Either way, it’s mixed messages over the injury, and Kamara’s running to his lawyer yet again really told a huge story about the approach he takes every time something happens he doesn’t like.
But it’s that absence of Gio saying Kamara was injured and specifically saying it was tactical that makes us think the Finn isn’t really injured. We may of course be wrong, and it might just be a lot of circumstance, but the Rangers midfielder is no stranger to controversy in the press after controversy on the pitch.
Or… are we about to get a call from his lawyer too?
The Finn’s time at Ibrox is up, and he needs his move desperately. And frankly we desperately need rid of him now, for the sake of moving someone on who absolutely does not want to be a Rangers player any more.
Hopefully it happens in January.