Rangers are set to net around £4M for Glen Kamara after the wantaway midfielder was being tracked by a glut of English Championship sides, and one or two from the Premier League as well.
Rangers are said to be looking at around £4M for him, which is a far cry from the days where his market value was creeping into the £20M range with top Premier League sides particularly Arsenal tracking him.
Now he’s barely a quarter of that such is his fall from stature at Ibrox, from initially being a first-pick under then-new manager Michael Beale, to now on the fringes of the squad with the boss having effectively confirmed he wants to sell the lad.
Kamara was once a club asset, and will now leave for a fairly modest fee by comparison with what it could have been – Sheffield and Southampton are two of the confirmed parties, with Sheffield of course being a Premier League team and the front-runner for Kamara’s signature.
Rangers could try for more – there is a potential bidding war here, with reports suggesting 6 or more sides will make a move for him, and with United having Premier League money next season, they have the budget to offer more for him than the rest would.
But the identities of the other sides, apart from Joe Aribo’s current employer Southampton, remain more of a mystery at the time of writing.
Kamara is no longer wanted by Rangers, he doesn’t want to stay, Michael Beale isn’t interested in him, and the fans have no love any more for the Finn.
If ever a parting of ways was important, it’s now – hopefully Sheffield, or whoever, get that bid in when the window opens in 10 days and Rangers can sell him.
He’s definitely past his Rangers sell-by date.