Michael Beale has 100% confirmed that Glen Kamara wants to leave Rangers, as if anyone was in any doubt, and revealed the Finland international announced his desire to exit some time ago, while he already moved to replace him with Nicolas Raskin.
Speaking pre-Ross County, Beale was discussing Kamara’s situation, and that it is very close to completion (Leeds United the front-runners to secure the ex-Dundee man), but also did say that he (Beale) wanted something ‘different’ in Kamara’s position now.
He then moved to sign Nico Raskin and he is now the main Rangers CM in Kamara’s slot.
Beale was also clear that the move Kamara makes has to match the club’s valuation for him, said to be £5.5M, and while we’ve had confirmation Leeds bid that from Ibrox sources, nevertheless there’s a little bit of red tape holding the deal up at the moment.
Twitter transfer source the Fourth Official made a claim it would be sorted by the end of this week, but Friday is deep underway and still nothing yet on that end.
But it’s Beale’s statement for the first formal comment that Kamara does want to leave, and even tellingly, he explained that while Kamara played the first 10 or 12 matches on Beale’s return, after that Raskin took over – because Beale already knew Kamara intended to leave that summer.
He was replaced in January by the Belgian.
So now it’s a case of waiting for Kamara to seal his move – it’s been a ridiculously long time coming but it will give Rangers around £5M to play with, not that there’s much time to use it.
Nevertheless the Finn does want to leave, he is done at Rangers, and it’s a case now of trying to get this move sorted out.