Finally, at long, long LONG last Glen Kamara has agreed terms with Leeds United and will leave Rangers once the fee is agreed, believed to be around £5.5M.
The saga was finally confirmed as nearly sorted by the master of transfers Fabrizio Romano, who is as good as ‘official’ when it comes to his content and announcements.
The story doesn’t have a ‘let’s go’ attached yet, which is his call sign for ‘done’, but clearly the former Dundee man is now, finally, at long, long, long, LONG LONG last on his way to Leeds and it just needs the two clubs to finalise the transfer number.
It’s been a ridiculous saga – the window is nearly over and the Championship was about the best Kamara could do. There was word other clubs were interested in him, quite a few in fact, but there’s no denying while Leeds are not the colossus they were before their financial implosion or during the 70s- era, they’re still a huge club.
You’d call them a sleeping giant, and while they were relegated last season, they’d believe they’re in a good position to come straight back up into the Premier League next season.
But the fact he couldn’t get a move to a top 5 league, and has had to settle for tier two in England does show the damage his stock has taken the past 18 months thanks to his own decisions, behaviour and attitude.
Once the quiet man of Rangers’ squad, it all changed with that infamous Kudela incident and he was never out of the headlines after that.
Bottom line we absolutely do not hate him, and we genuinely do wish him well at Leeds – we don’t think he’s a bad guy, just badly led, and picks the wrong company to hang with.
He still has time in his career to become what his potential really should let him – only Glen Kamara will show if he’s capable of being as good as Neil McCann believes he is.
But that WAS a long, long time ago.
Maybe that’s changed now.