We’ve not mentioned Glen Kamara on Ibrox Noise for a long time, quite simply because there’s been nothing to bring to you on the out-of-favour Rangers midfielder.
This is a lad who, at his peak for our club, was looking every inch a £30M midfielder, a player who was supposedly destined for Arsenal and a massive crazy profit for Rangers with his being an international and such a strong performer.
But after the Kúdela stuff, his stock faded. Too much exposure for the wrong reasons took its toll and Kamara has been a shadow of his peak self ever since, admittedly managing a good contribution during Sevilla but not a remarkable one.
And despite expectation and initially being constantly selected, Kamara fell completely out of favour under Michael Beale and is now a bench-warmer and destined to move on.
In fairness to him he looked happy enough at the farewell Ibrox night on Wednesday, so it’s not like he’s outwardly shown grievance or behaved badly towards the club.
But one too many legal statements from the boy definitely counted against him, and he’s clearly just not fitting in to what Michael Beale wants going forward – it’s also very evident the boy wants a new challenge – unfortunately for him his contract has two years left on it.
So he needs a bid to come in.
There is word a modest bid for an unhappy player could be imminent – we’re hearing a lot of clubs are interested in Kamara, but it won’t be the big £15M we might have hoped for once upon a time – Rangers would get a solid and decent fee but nothing incredible. £5M is the touted figure and most fans would grab that with both hands these days.
With 24 months left Rangers aren’t going to let him go for a nominal fee, but it won’t be what he should have been worth some time ago.
He’s not part of Rangers’ plans going forward, and he’s been at Ibrox for too long – hopefully an interested party (Brighton are still intrigued and his European experience might interest them given their Europa League campaign next season) makes a bid soon.
It’s time to move on.