Reports have indicated that Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara may leave the club this summer after a four-and-a-half-year stint with the team.
Rangers recently signed 21-year-old Belgian youth international Nicolas Raskin, who will be competing with Kamara for playing time in the first team, according to manager Michael Beale.
Sources familiar with Kamara’s situation have indicated that there are concerns about his long-term future with the club, and he is likely to leave this summer.
Kamara joined Rangers in 2019 and signed a four-year contract extension in September 2021 after attracting interest from Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, and Ligue 1 clubs.
Although a January transfer did not materialize, there is believed to be ongoing interest in him from Premier League clubs.
Kamara has re-established himself as a key member of the Rangers side under Beale, having managed only two Scottish Premiership starts before the coach’s arrival in November.
He has contributed one goal and one assist in 15 starts across all competitions this season, and played a significant role in the club’s 2020-21 Scottish Premiership title win and their Europa League final appearance last season.
Beale faces key decisions regarding the future of midfielders Steven Davis, Ryan Jack, and Scott Arfield, who are all out of contract in May.
Raskin, who recently provided an assist for a goal in a cup win over Partick Thistle, has yet to become a regular member of Beale’s team.
Kamara was signed by Rangers for £50,000 from Dundee four years ago. Despite a slow start to his Rangers career, he has now become an integral part of the team.
However, with the arrival of Raskin, who is expected to compete with Kamara for a starting spot, sources have suggested that Kamara’s future with Rangers may be in doubt.
While Kamara has been linked with a move away from Rangers in the past, interest from Premier League clubs has reportedly increased recently.
It remains to be seen whether he will leave Rangers in the summer transfer window, but sources suggest that it is a strong possibility.
Beale will have to make some tough decisions in the coming months, as the contracts of several key midfielders are set to expire in May.
Davis, Jack, and Arfield have all been important members of Rangers team in recent years, but their futures with the club are uncertain.
Raskin, who was signed by Rangers in January, is a young and promising midfielder who is expected to provide competition for Kamara and the other established midfielders.
While he has not yet become a regular member of the first team, his performance in the recent cup win over Partick Thistle suggests that he has the potential to be a valuable addition to the team.