As Euro 2020 kicked off, Rangers fans were eager to see any of the five Gers first-teamers who’re at the tournament.
The Ibrox club’s addition to this summer’s competition is a welcome sight for Gers fans who’ve for too long seen squads incapable of international success take to the pitch at Ibrox.
But whilst excitement certainly built as the matches approached, as we come to the end of the first round of fixtures only one Rangers player has seen minutes at Euro 2020.
Glen Kamara was in inspired form to help Finland to a 1-0 win over Scandinavian rivals Denmark in their first-ever major tournament game.
The midfielder stood out so much that pundits aplenty were discussing his performance after the game, Kamara’s usual classy and creative style complimented by his acute in-game awareness.
Everyone at Ibrox knows that should Kamara have a top tournament then there’s a real chance clubs from across the continent might take the plunge but with every passing game, the Finn’s value also rises.
Arsenal – the club at which Kamara came through the Academy – have been mentioned alongside the Gers by journalist Graeme Bailey in the aftermath of the victory.
Arsenal like Yves Bissouma…he is very high on their wanted list. The player is also believed to want the move…the Gunners are also keeping an eye on Donny van de Beek, Glen Kamara and Ebrima Darboe.
— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) June 12, 2021
It’s also telling that not only is Kamara the only Rangers player who played for his country at Euro 2020 during the first round of fixtures, but Finland were the only side who actually won their game too.
Scotland – leaving out Nathan Patterson and barely considering Jon McLaughlin – lost 2-0 to the Czech Republic with the pressure mounting on Steve Clarke.
Borna Barisic missed out on Croatia’s defeat to England with a back injury as the 2018 World Cup Finalists fell to a 1-0 loss.
Filip Helander – who is yet to lose a Scottish Premiership match in Scotland – wasn’t even named on the bench as Sweden edged out a 0-0 draw against wasteful Spain.
Perhaps during the next round of fixtures, these nations will take a leaf out of Finland’s book and involve the Ibrox club’s international talent!
Here’s more on those Arsenal links to Kamara as one of England’s top clubs reportedly consider a move for the Rangers midfielder.