Former Rangers star Glen Kamara has broken his silence on a eight-figure summer transfer to Championship side Leeds United.
The Finnish international, 27, ended a four-and-a-half year stint in Glasgow by moving to the Elland Road club in a reported £5m deal as the window edged to a close.
It brought to an end a frenetic period for the Rangers midfielder whose story was perhaps the biggest transfer saga of the Ibrox club’s summer.
But speaking to media in Finland during the international break, the former Arsenal and Dundee man insists things weren’t as complicated as they appeared in the media.
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“The same people who say you’re the best player in the world will say the next week you’re a lousy player,” Glen Kamara told Finnish publication HS.
“I stopped reading social media years ago. It does not bother me. It just seems to be part of the game. Sometimes things take a long time in life, and patience is the key word then.
“You shouldn’t believe everything you read. To be honest, a move like that is not as complicated as people sometimes think.
“Of course it can be that sometimes. When this came to my attention (Leeds), I was very interested in it.
“It’s a huge club with a great history, good coaches and good players. I know the fan base is passionate. Everything was right in this option.”
Having initially won the hearts of Rangers supporters during his spell with the club, Glen Kamara came in for much criticism last season as the team imploded.
There was a sentiment that Glen Kamara didn’t want to be at Ibrox – something realised by his switch to Leeds United – and perhaps the transfer came one year too late.
That said, for all the good times fans will look back on Kamara’s time at Ibrox fondly even if the final season of his spell in Glasgow left plenty questioning his professionalism and commitment.