Rangers star Glen Kamara is reportedly set to be the subject of January interest from Ligue 1 Nantes, with the French club readying themselves for West Ham interest in a key player.
There is much speculation surrounding the future of Finnish international Kamara – who was recently crowned the country’s player of the year – after the ex-Arsenal man found himself out of the Rangers team in recent months.
The midfielder was in and out of the side under Giovanni van Bronckhorst and coupled with a feeling that the player was going stale at the club there are plenty who envision Glen leaving before long.
In fact, plenty believed that even before this reported Nantes interest Glen Kamara might’ve been off in the summer with OGC Nice failing in a high-profile bid for the player ahead of deadline day.
Rangers’ Glen Kamara linked to Nantes
Reports in the Scottish Sun claimed that the Ligue 1 side were willing to pay £10m to sign the ex-Dundee star in the summer but Rangers held off interest and a Rangers deal for Standard midfielder Nicolas Raskin fell through.
But only a matter of months later, Glen Kamara is being touted for a £6m (€7m) move to Nantes in France [Foot National], meaning his valuation appears to have dropped by £4m in the press.
Reports in Scotland – such as this one in the Herald – are also claiming that the interest comes amid high-profile West Ham links to Ludovic Blas, with the midfielder said to be valued at £20m in France.
All these reports also come at a very interesting time for Glen Kamara, with ex-Rangers assistant Michael Beale insisting he hopes to get the best out of the player after returning to Ibrox as manager.
So much so, that even amid links to Nantes Rangers manager Michael Beale insists Glen Kamara will be a key player for the Ibrox side going forward.
“Glen has got 100 per cent of my trust,” said Beale.
“He was hugely important in my previous time here and while he’s still young, he’s coming into the prime of his career. He will be a big player for Rangers moving forward.”
Meanwhile, a prominent newspaper in Scotland has rubbished Rangers links to a Premiership rival.