Rangers star Glen Kamara caught the eye in Lyon as Finland fell to a 2-0 defeat against France as the Ibrox midfielder held his own against a star-studded Les Blues midfield.
Paul Pogba and Adrien Rabiot started in the middle of the park for World Champions France with newly re-signed Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann starting just in front of them.
It was the ex-Barca man Griezmann who’d steal the day and the headlines with a deadly double that maintains the French supremacy in Group D of World Cup Qualification.
But for Finland, this was a worthwhile exercise, and they still very much remain in the hunt for a playoff place with rivals Ukraine yet to win (or lose) in an open race to Qatar 2022.
From a Rangers POV, Glen Kamara is routinely picked out as one of the club’s most influential players and a major asset, with his performance v France showing why the Ibrox side are eager to tie him down on a stronger contract.
Linked with a host of clubs in the Premier League and across Europe, Rangers managed to retain the midfielder’s services heading into the new campaign.
An offer remains on the table, but whilst there’s been little movement in this regard Glen continues to catch the eye on the highest stage:
Glen Kamara should be playing in top 5 league. Baller. pic.twitter.com/62D13NWQ9M
— Miki (@kygs_miki) September 7, 2021
Glen Kamara is a unreal man. He is absolutely strolling it.
— Lachlan (@Lachlan1872_) September 7, 2021
Glen Kamara could be a great Fernandinho replacement
— 0nni 🔜🏆 (@Rodrig0nni) September 7, 2021
Eh mais Glen Kamara il est bien bon hein ! #FRAFIN
— Traaffyy (@Traffy932) September 7, 2021
Glen kamara il est bon hein
— Pichichi 🤌🏾 (@Blk_BD3) September 7, 2021
To think Glen Kamara was only 50k that's right 50k that has to be the deal of the century I salute you Mr @RangersFC
— Fashion Sakalas Blue Army (@BlueSakalas) September 7, 2021
Glen Kamara giving a masterclass against France.
An absolute Rolls Royce of a player. We are lucky to have him.
— BC✡️ (@LoyalKP7) September 7, 2021
Glen kamara 50 thousand pounds we paid .🤣🤣🤣
— kevin beaton (@kevb7985) September 7, 2021
Really would like Glen Kamara to stop strolling it for Finland I want him to stay at Rangers thanks
— Stevie (@SteviePearson26) September 7, 2021
Glen Kamara masterclass against France. You love to see it. A Rolls Royce!
— Kirst (@kirsten93_) September 7, 2021
I doubt rangers will keep Glen kamara much longer after his showing tonight
— Willy (@wilson_baillie) September 7, 2021
Glen Kamara really is unreal
— keeko 🇿🇲 (@keiranw8) September 7, 2021
1) Onko Glen Kamara #Huuhkajat kaikkien aikojen tärkein yksittäinen pelaaja, ainakin pallollisesta pelistä puhuttaessa?
2) Miten voi olla mahdollista, että hän pelaa edelleen Skotlannin Valioliigassa?
— Tuukka Kotimäki (@tkotimaki) September 7, 2021
Bon match de Glen Kamara. Très mobile, il se place intelligemment entre les lignes et cherche constamment la solution offensive à la prise de balle. Très propre techniquement, il est très précieux au milieu de terrain côté finlandais
— Said Amdaa (@SaidAmdaa) September 7, 2021
— Julien Herpin (@JulienHERPIN1) September 7, 2021
Glen Kamara qui poursuit sur sa lancée de l’Euro. La gestion de l’espace alliée à une bonne technique, dans son rôle c’est intéressant 🇫🇮
— VictoRCK (@vp_bzh29) September 7, 2021
Glen Kamara c'est très prometteur comme joueur 👀🤔 #FRAFIN
— Le Club 115 (@LeClub115) September 7, 2021
If Glen keeps catching the eye like this then Rangers will have a job on their hands to retain his services.
As things stand the club are determined to sign Glen down on improved terms to strengthen their position when it comes to the Finnish international.
But hear what the player himself had to say after he was grilled on his future by the press during the international break.