Former Rangers keeper Antti Niemi thinks that Glen Kamara would look comfortable playing for one of the Premier League’s top six or in the top flights of Spain and Germany.

Niemi keeps close tabs on his compatriot, calling him a “joy to watch” as he helps Rangers towards their first title in a decade and Finland’s first ever trip to the European Championship.

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 Niemi in goal for Rangers against Parma in the UEFA Cup. \ Mandatory Credit: Alex Livesey /Allsport

The Finn thinks Kamara is the sort of player who makes things easier for his team-mates, hailing him as a “great option” for Steven Gerrard’s side.

“It is very obvious that he understands football, when he receives the ball he is already steps ahead and knows exactly what he wants to do with the ball,” Niemi said [Daily Record].


“When you watch how he plays football, it looks so simple, but he executes everything so brilliantly and he really is a joy to watch.

“When he gets the ball everyone else can relax a little bit and they know that he can keep hold of the ball and keep possession for his side – that is such an important thing for any team. I certainly feel as though he is a bit different and offers a great option to that Rangers team.

“I have no doubt that he could go down and play for the biggest clubs in the English Premier League, Bundesliga or Serie A. He has the ability to play for any good team. If you put Glen Kamara in a top six Premier League team would he look out of place?

“My answer is simply no, he would look very good.”

Kamara started the 1-1 draw with Hamilton as the Light Blues struggled in South Lanarkshire and needed a own goal from Brian Easton to put them ahead before Ross Callachan’s late leveller.

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Kamara shoots whilst under pressure from Shay Logan of Aberdeen  (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The former Dundee star has been a revelation since moving to Ibrox two years ago and has made himself one of the most important players in Gerrard’s squad.

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