Rangers fans won’t be pleased with a comment made by Finland manager Markku Kanerva regarding Ibrox international Glen Kamara [Herald].
Kamara is currently on duty at Euro 2020, where he’s carried on his excellent club form from the 2020/21 campaign.
The 25-year-old midfielder is pulling the strings in midfield for a Finland side who are eyeing progression from the group stages at their first-ever major tournament.
Transfer speculation is swirling around him, with a host of Premier League teams credited with interest and multiple links suggesting that Watford, in particular, are making their move [Daily Mail].
Rangers fans want Kamara to stay at Ibrox next season as the champions of Scotland look to defend their domestic crown and to compete in the Champions League.
However, Kanerva has suggested that his star midfielder would be better off playing his club football elsewhere.
“Hopefully he will continue his development, it would be nice to see him playing even at bigger clubs,” he said [Herald], as well as claiming that the time had come for the Ger to test himself in a “top league”.
Most Bears will strongly disagree with Kanerva here.
Kamara has come on leaps and bounds since moving to Rangers from Dundee in January 2019.
At Ibrox, there is competition for places and sky-high standards which are bringing the best out of many of the players, while the impressive progression in Europe has given the silky operator excellent exposure.
Of course, there are more competitive domestic leagues than the Scottish Premiership out there, the Premier League being one of them.
However, a move to an English club like Watford, Brighton or Burnley would see him lose the chance to compete in elite UEFA competitions.
A sale may come at some stage this summer because of Kamara’s contract situation and his significant UEFA ban, but few Rangers fans would sign up to the idea that his development would suffer if he remained in Glasgow for another season.
Another player who could leave Ibrox this summer is a 6ft 3″ colossus who Gerrard previously insisted he needed.