We are absolutely loathe to publish this one, but… because we want it to be true, we’re taking a gamble on the current story that Leeds have got their man and have signed Glen Kamara for £5M.
The Rangers midfielder has been heavily working his ticket out of Rangers, we absolutely know that to be true, and we do know Daniel Farke’s Leeds have been the front-runners for a considerable period – Turkish side Besiktas have now pulled out after deciding Kamara wasn’t worth the full market value Rangers had on him. The Turks’ loan bid was rejected, then their £2.3M attempt at a full transfer also failed.
But Farke’s fairly wealthy Leeds side, who are adjusting to life in England’s Championship following relegation last season under, briefly, Sam Allardyce (who then turned down the job permanently), have the cash to spend on Kamara and the Finn will be hoping this move ignites his deeply-stalled career.
Now, the main source of this story is clickbait insider, who sound like they’ve just taken an existing story and ‘made it true’, but nevertheless there is definitely fire below the smoke here of this news, and Kamara we do know to be talking with Farke and Leeds so there is every chance clickbait insider might actually have guessed correctly this time.
As for Kamara himself, he’s been a busted flush for a very, very long time – the incident in Czechia clearly disrupted him, not to mention being outed over poor Ibrox conduct by the Athletic’s former Rangers correspondent Jordan Campbell, before his dodgy and extremely controversial lawyer made yet more statements on his behalf.
It’s a bit of a sour and seedy end for Kamara, and frankly we don’t even have a lot to thank him for. While there was the goal v Leipzig, it wasn’t a winner. And if that’s all he contributed in 4 years it’s best to say a lot less.
It’s not like the irrational dislike so many have now for Ryan Kent who scored many big goals in many big matches (Antwerp, Dortmund, Celtic, Hearts, Braga), was the SPL’s top chance creator and ruined Scott Brown and Celtic single-handedly – when we look back on Kamara memories absolutely nothing aside a pretty weak shot the goalie should actually have stopped stands out.
So unfortunately, we’re being hypocritical, and when it comes to Kamara blurting out the ‘he’s gone move on ffs’ rhetoric that so many use when it’s an ex-player they don’t like.
We really hope Kamara is to be an ex-player we don’t like soon. Get it sorted Leeds and Rangers!