The countdown to Glen Kamara’s departure from Rangers is well and truly on with Leeds United expected to make their move, according to the Scottish Daily Mail journalist Mark Wilson.
According to Wilson, writing in the print edition (1 August, page 63), Kamara’s exit from Ibrox is no longer a matter of if but when and where, as Rangers look to raise around £5m for his signature.
Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth reported on 21 July that the Whites’ interest in the Finland international was noted after internal talks were held at Elland Road and according to Mail journalist Wilson, remaining at Rangers beyond the transfer deadline would neither be in Kamara’s interests, nor the clubs.
He wrote: “The countdown to Glen Kamara’s departure from Rangers is well and truly on.
“His exit is no longer an if. It’s more a question of when to where and for precisely how much. Answers to all those points will surely be given this month.
“Remaining at Ibrox beyond the transfer deadline would neither be in Kamara’s interests, nor the clubs.
“Rangers hope to raise around £5m from his sale. Leeds United have been linked. As have clubs in France and Turkey.”
With Daniel Farke in desperate need of some midfield reinforcements this summer and Kamara’s availability in the market, this potential deal makes sense for all parties involved.
Leeds United ensure they are at the front of the queue for his signature, that much is clear.
Leeds United fans should not see Kamara’s situation at Rangers as a marker for him not being good enough to lead the midfield engine room at Elland Road because the Finnish international could represent a marquee acquisition if Farke gets this done.
With an all-action play style that blends a touch of quality with defensive steel, all the attributes are in place for this experienced stalwart to become the destructive and influential defensive midfield presence the club have been longing for since Kalvin Phillips.
Kamara would provide high-level experience having played internationally for Finland and also played in the Champions League for Rangers, and that could be vital in their push for promotion.