Finnish international Ilmari Niskanen will look to follow the path of Rangers star and Finnish teammate Glen Kamara after his move to Dundee United earlier this week, according to his former coach at German side Ingolstadt, Mark Fotheringham.

Kamara made the move to Rangers from Dundee and Fotheringham, who played for both Dundee clubs, is certain his success in Scotland will be an inspiration to winger Niskanen after joining the Tannadice side.

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The Rangers midfielder has become integral to Steven Gerrard’s midfield (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

After only costing the Light Blues £50,000 in January 2019, Kamara is now worth more than 300 times that amount as Rangers look to tie down the Finn’s long-term future, something Fotheringham expects Niskanen will look to emulate in Scotland.

“Ilmari will have seen what Glen Kamara has achieved, playing for Dundee for a season then going to Rangers and starring at Euro 2020 with Finland,” Fotheringham told Courier Sport.

“And that’s nothing that United or their fans should worry about.

“That’s what you want. If you are signing players for Dundee United, Aberdeen, Hibs and they don’t have aspirations to go even higher, then why would you want them? You want boys with the eye of the tiger; with belief; big ambitions.”

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There’s little doubt over how important Kamara is for Rangers and it is good to see he is being held up as an example for other Finnish players to follow.


Kamara in action for Finland at Euro 2020 (Photo by FRIEDEMANN VOGEL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

His performances at Euro 2020, as well as his Rangers form, has attracted plenty of attention so it is no surprise that Kamara would be used as something as a poster boy for his compatriots.

Meanwhile, a key Rangers star has been talking about his future at Ibrox amid £15m links out of the club this summer.



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