Premier League overachievers Brighton & Hove Albion are reportedly turning their attentions to Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara after losing Yves Bissouma to Spurs.
Antonio Conte’s side could wind up paying up to £30m for the 25-year-old Mali international, who has impressed with the Seagulls since joining the club in 2018.
Brighton deserve credit for holding out for this substantial fee despite the fact Bissouma was entering the final year of his deal and now Graham Potter and co will look to replace the influential midfielder.
Amid reported interest from Spurs in Bissouma we mused about the potential of Brighton being linked to Glen Kamara after historic reports surrounding the Rangers midfielder.
Brighton have been repeatedly linked to the midfielder during his stint with Rangers and now 90min are claiming the Premier League side are considering a move in this window.
They claim that Glen Kamara is one name on the shortlist to replace Yves Bissouma but when it comes to the Finnish international Rangers are in a strong position and Brighton would be expected to cough up.
Glen Kamara, 26, signed a new contract at Rangers last season, tying himself to the club until the summer of 2025.
Brighton an interesting option for Rangers star Glen Kamara
Ambitious Brighton represent an interesting option with Graham Potter a highly-regarded manager and the club’s transfer strategy being lauded in recent seasons.
Finishing 9th in the English top flight last season, this was a substantial improvement on 16th, 15th, 17th and 15th respectively in their four Premier League campaigns since earning promotion to the division.
Dark horses for a European push next season, Brighton would be a good for Glen Kamara but Rangers will be expecting negotiations to begin at eight figures.
Glen Kamara is also not the only midfielder being linked to the Amex either, with Stade de Reims’ Zimbabwean international Marshal Munetsi another name who has been mentioned [Daily Mail].
Kamara has also been open regarding his future with Rangers and whilst on Finland duty discussed the potential of leaving the club this summer.
“But when I came to Rangers, I realised that the level is really high and that this is the best place to develop.
“I would never say that I wouldn’t go and play elsewhere in Europe. I would like to play in the Premier League, but if there was somewhere else that would be good for me, I would go there.”
Kamara joined Rangers in January 2019 after initially signing a pre-contract from Dundee and he has gone on to play 158 games for the club, scoring eight goals.
Whilst Rangers fans might be nervous regarding the situation with Glen Kamara and Brighton, the club have rejected immediate exit claims regarding another key player.