Glen Kamara and Rangers have run out of patience with each other as the Finn handed in a transfer request, following Besiktas’ (and many others) interest in the Finnish international.
Rangers, who value Kamara around £5M, rejected a loan offer then the Turks’ £3M bid submitted some days ago, expect the bulk of the £5M up front, given Kamara’s relative stock and the amount Besiktas are said to want him.
There is absolutely no doubt Kamara has played his last game for Rangers and will never be seen in the shirt again, but the saga has threatened to go a little sour with recent developments seeing the former Dundee man officially tell the club he wants out.
This is absolutely Glen Kamara at his best – he did this at Dundee, where he downed tools and went in a bit of a strop until Rangers secured the precontract, before Dundee were left in no doubt Kamara was done with them before they deemed £50,000 was fine to just get rid of him ASAP.
And since Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey, Kamara’s attitude has been extremely poor – for one initially viewed as the quiet man and a good soul, his repeated use of the most controversial lawyer in Scotland plus clear disinterest in playing again for Rangers has seen a spot of acrimony like this a long time coming.
Indeed, await Besiktas being his next victim when his Turkish race is run and some other mob take interest in him – Kamara appears to lose focus and interest very easily, and is far from loyal.
The only reason he has remained at Ibrox was completely out of his control – he’d have left a long time ago if a good bid came in, but Rangers, as mentioned, have equally run out of patience with Kamara and will accept less than his theoretical market value of £10M+.
All that remains is for both clubs to agree a fee and Rangers and Glen Kamara will be no more.
As alluded to earlier, Besiktas are not the only side making the move, a couple of Championship sides are after him as well, and the sooner a deal is agreed with one of them this increasingly sorry tale will be done.
Kamara didn’t even travel to Germany, focusing instead on getting his move away.
And the sooner it’s sorted the better.