Rangers have announced a new four-year deal for Finnish international midfielder Glen Kamara putting an end to protracted contract talks.
The deal will see the midfielder’s pre-existing terms greatly improved after Glen has developed into a key player and influential character within the Ibrox dressing room since joining from Dundee in January 2019 for a reported £50k
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 22, 2021
The new contract also emboldens Rangers’ position when it comes to the ex-Arsenal Academy midfielder with Kamara extensively linked with a host of clubs south of the border.
It is believed that Kamara’s destiny lies in the top half of the English top-flight but at 25 there is still room for the player to develop at Ibrox.
This is part of the reason why the player has signed on the dotted line at Ibrox as Kamara admits it was an “easy decision” to commit his future to the Gers.
“I am delighted to have committed my long-term future to Rangers,” said Kamara [Rangers].
“I have absolutely loved my time here and being a part of the title-winning team last season has given me the hunger to try to win even more in the seasons ahead.
“It was an easy decision for me to sign and I want to thank the manager, Ross Wilson and the board for the faith they have shown in me.”
The news also comes just hours before Glen is set to take to the field against Livingston in the League Cup and it is sure to provide a boost to travelling supporters.
Kamara is widely respected by fans as one of the club’s most important players but he is also a fan favourite and one player they see going on to play at the highest possible level.
The news has helped settle nerves surrounding Kamara’s future amid the transfer interest south of the border and fans expressed their delight that the midfielder can now focus on the football:
50 Stacks here for the long haul, that's massive! pic.twitter.com/ueSdyRCx51
— Pena Cartel (@PenaCartel) September 22, 2021
Great news 👏🏻👏🏻
— Darren (@DarrenG1977) September 22, 2021
— alex (@_72alex) September 22, 2021
A truly great player.
He probably still goes to a better league soon, but we’ve secured him on a long deal which guarantees Rangers a great return. https://t.co/XDswHpOx6q
— JHC (@JHC17626935) September 22, 2021
Very surprising but amazing news. Delighted with this. https://t.co/PpHMsgqMWy
— Empire (@EmpireFF) September 22, 2021
That's as big a signing as the club could have made this summer.
I still fully expect him to move on next summer but that massively protects our interests. https://t.co/DDZwmfwYiB
— Amato86 (@Amato861) September 22, 2021
Signing of the season. https://t.co/cChHjUtFzo
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) September 22, 2021
What a piece of business this is! Glen is a great guy and an absolutely outstanding player! https://t.co/L2LTvAWjk8
— Ollie North (@north_oli) September 22, 2021
Hopefully that goods news inspires us to a win tonight.
Hopefully Goldson soon https://t.co/FZMcsIWdMd
— Iain Graham (@IainAGrahamRFC) September 22, 2021
That is absolutely massive https://t.co/7N1fZeBtQx
— Every Other Saturday Podcast🇬🇧⚽️ (@EveryOtherSatu1) September 22, 2021
That’s just absolutely class news 💙 https://t.co/FKlxEhlsFc
— Emma McNee (@EMC1992_) September 22, 2021
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) September 22, 2021
BE STILL MY BEATING HEART https://t.co/lB7Edxb2XC
— Ravi Sood (@RaviSood10) September 22, 2021
— THE REAL John Mason (@johnmasonrtid) September 22, 2021
Amazing that Glen Kamara has finally extended contract. Was such an important part of 55.
Glad he will be part of 56 pic.twitter.com/eijYCe2RD3
— B4zzB0wsk1 (@B4ZZ_B0W5K1) September 22, 2021
Glen kamara signing a new long term rangers contract, is a big big boost for rangers, as he's 1 of the best midfielders in Scotland, 😍😍
— robert (@RangersRobbie83) September 22, 2021
Great news extending Glen Kamara’s contract until 2025, and improves his sell on value if he was to leave the club. Still a number of players of great concern, most notably Connor Goldson, that we also need to tie down on new contracts. Over to you Mr Wilson… https://t.co/UuGxEkJkMJ
— Every other Saturday…its off to the match I go (@CF3Loyal) September 22, 2021
It’s a huge boost to supporters ahead of the match with Livingston and Rangers will be hoping it carries a good feeling into the match.
Rangers are out to banish their League Cup blues of the last few season and here’s how we think the Ibrox side might line up this evening.