Writing in the Scottish Sun, former Rangers striker turned pundit, Kris Boyd, has claimed that Glen Kamara will be sold in the January transfer window, ‘regardless of what the club says.’
There has been speculation over the midfielder’s future in recent weeks, with Premier League clubs Crystal Palace, Brighton and Bournemouth all credited with an interest, as well as Championship giants Leeds United [Scottish Herald].
Despite the Gers picking him up for a minuscule fee last January as his Dundee contract neared an end, the same report has valued him at a whopping £8 million.
“Glen Kamara continues to look like a steal at £50,000, although reading between the lines it looks like he could be the player who gets sold in January,” wrote Boyd in the Scottish Sun.
“Going by their financial results, someone will be shown the door, regardless of what the club says.
“And given how top-heavy Gerrard is with midfield players, Kamara is the one who has a market value. One thing is for sure, Alfredo Morelos is going nowhere.”
It’s a big leap from Boyd to assert that Rangers will sell such an asset in the winter window, despite new sporting director Ross Wilson’s assertion that there is no financial pressure to offload players [BBC Sport].
It’s certainly true that the squad is heavily stacked with central midfielders. However, Kamara is a vital part of Gerrard’s strongest XI, making 21 appearances so far this season.
Therefore, it would be a big risk to offload him in the middle of the season, and perhaps not the most astute of business moves.
That’s because the 24-year-old is set to feature at Euro 2020 in the summer with Finland, giving him the kind of platform from which he could inflate his value even further. The likelihood is that interest in him is only going to increase and given their current quest for silverware, Rangers would be better served holding onto him until then.
One midfielder the Gers could cash in on in January is Greg Docherty, whose future we have discussed over on our YouTube channel.