Journalist shares Rangers exit update as ace linked to Leeds move

Journalist shares Rangers exit update as ace linked to Leeds move

Glen Kamara is not close to joining Leeds United from Rangers and the deal is not certain to happen, according to Jonny McFarlane in his latest transfer update.

Last Word on Sports had claimed on 17 July that the player had agreed personal terms and rumours increased when Graham Smyth from the Yorkshire Evening Post said it was a “doable” and “sensible” deal for around £4.5million, while saying that Leeds had indeed looked at the transfer (20 July).

But the Finnish international midfielder is not about to move to Elland Road, and he might not even leave Ibrox this summer or go to the English Championship side.

McFarlane said on the Rangers Review Morning Briefing on Wednesday (26 July, 9m 30s): “When all the speculation was at it’s height and people were saying it was a done deal, you did ask about it and I did tell that wasn’t that case.

“I think it’s still got a little bit to run yet if that was to be the case regarding Leeds, and I think that there’s other clubs that are interested as well, so I don’t think you should take it as read that he’ll go there.

“But there is interest, there’s no doubt about that. But I don’t think that’s imminent, put it that way.”

It seems like a transfer that would benefit everyone so it is hard not to think it will happen sooner or later.

But that is not always how it works in the transfer window, so while Rangers would like that money to help Michael Beale complete a great summer of signings, and Leeds still need midfield help despite the signing of Ethan Ampadu from Chelsea, it looks like nothing is certain yet.

The manager made it clear that Kamara, 27, was likely to move on this summer when he said, via Rangers Review (31 May) “maybe he is one that has maybe been around here too long and maybe needs to re-bolt himself”.

Also, the former Dundee player has himself hinted that he is ready to leave Glasgow after four and a half years, telling the Pallokerho podcast on 12 June he’d “had a really good time” at Ibrox while giving a “no comment” on leaving.

So, if Leeds can pay the money and offer him a new chance in England then he would probably take it as well as the club.

But if other teams like Rennes [Mail on Sunday, 11 June p.100-101] who were linked before are the ones who make the most serious offer to sign him it sounds like the door is still open for anyone who wants to try.

How much he might play if no suitable bid is made must be doubtful, with Kieran Dowell already in and Jose Cifuentes on the way, so a departure seems necessary.

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