Rangers wantaway midfielder Glen Kamara is closing in on a move at last, with Besiktas seemingly pulling out of the running for the Finland star after baulking at the £5M pricetag, with Elland Road giants Leeds United now looking like they’ve sealed a deal for him.
The 27-year-old former Dundee man, who skipped Rangers’ German camp entirely, has been working feverishly with his agent the past month or so to try to secure his passage out of the club, and following the Turkish giants’ bid for him, which was ultimately on loan, he is now willing to accept the Championship with Leeds as they bid for immediate promotion under new boss Daniel Farke.
The price would remain the same, an overall region of around £5M almost certainly paid for via addons – Rangers would accept £3M up front with the rest in bonuses, and finally the Ibrox side would be shot of a player who’s wanted to leave for a very, very long time.
There are one or two other interested parties, but Kamara’s exit has been as slow and drawn out as Alfredo Morelos’ was. Morelos of course spoke up an exit from 6 months into his Rangers arrival, and most certainly peaked in terms of his attitude and contribution in 2020 – thereafter the tools were downed and his hunger evaporated.
Kamara probably feels about the same – he’s been wantaway for a long time, probably since around the Praha drama, and certainly since the exit of his old mates Bassey and Aribo last summer, and he was gutted when Rangers pulled the plug on that £10M sale to Nice.
So here we are, again, losing out on cash because of rotten club decisions, but we certainly do need to be relieved of Kamara who is finished at Rangers and needing a fresh start elsewhere.
We’ll see if Leeds do indeed get their man or if another party hijacks Farke’s bid for the midfielder.