Who has most to lose if Rangers sign Kamara in January?
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Who has most to lose if Rangers sign Kamara in January?

Finnish midfielder Glen Kamara could join Rangers this month – but who stands to lose the most  if the Dundee midfielder does join Steven Gerrard’s side before the transfer window closes?
Kamara signed a pre-contract last week with the Gers and will join in June regardless.
Dundee boss Jim McIntyre however, confirmed that further talks will be held as the Dee look to cash in before losing him for free.

9th December 2018, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Rangers; Glen Kamara of Dundee challenges for the ball with Glenn Middleton and Ovie Ejaria of Rangers (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Speaking to the Scottish Sun, McIntyre admitted there would be renewed talks over Kamara’s future.
With Steve Davis and Scott Arfield both almost certain to take up two of the three spots in Gerrard’s midfield, what does that mean for the other midfielders on the Gers’ books?
Jordan Rossiter, Lassana Coulibaly, Ryan Jack and Ross McCrorie could all be forced out of the side by Kamara’s arrival.

All four have been in and out of the side for various reasons this season with none able to cement themselves as an automatic first pick.
There’s always the possibility of Gerrard making tactical changes but having to accommodate Arfield and Davis means that would make places in the side even harder to win.

Lassana Coulibaly

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JULY 29: Lassana Coulibaly of Rangers is seen during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Ibrox Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Mali international joined in the summer on loan from French side Angers.
A promising start was disrupted by injury and Coulibaly has never really looked the same since.

With only a temporary contract, Coulibaly would be an obvious choice to make way if Kamara was to join this month.

Depending on how Gerrard sees things, Coulibaly could even return to his parent club before the transfer deadline.

Ross McCrorie

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – DECEMBER 13: Veton Berisha of Rapid and Ross McCrorie of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League match between SK Rapid Wien v Rangers at Weststadion on December 13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Josef Bollwein/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

It’s been a stop-start season for McCrorie, although he has really impressed after a recent run of games.
Ross has a bright future ahead of him at Ibrox but really needs to get regular game-time under his belt.

A loan move away is possible but unlikely – unless it’s from a particularly high standard of club.
Swansea have been reported to have an interest in signing McCrorie permanently but that doesn’t seem likely.
Kamara’s signing shouldn’t have any real impact on his long-term prospects.

Ryan Jack

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – DECEMBER 29: Ryan Jack of Rangers celebrates scoring his teams first goal of the game during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League between Celtic and at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Former Aberdeen captain is a big favourite with fans and has really come onto a game in recent weeks.
Jack will probably be Kamara’s biggest competition for a starting place.
Many fans would probably prefer to see Jack keep his place ahead of the Finnish international.
Despite that, Jack may have to get used to watching from the sidelines in the short-term.
After only just signing a new contract there is no chance that Jack will be anywhere but Ibrox.

Jordan Rossiter

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 26: Jordan Rossiter of Rangers is seen during the Betfred Scottish League Cup Quarter Final match between Rangers and Ayr United on September 26, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The former Liverpool youngster has had a hell of a time with injuries.

Finally fit, Rossiter has had a handful of appearances so far this season.
His long-term future at Ibrox, however, seems uncertain.
Gerrard has repeatedly praised his former Anfield colleague but it might be best for all to move Rossiter on.
If push comes to shove and one midfielder has to leave this month, it’s between Coulibaly and Rossiter.
There’s still the possibility that a compromise is reached with Dundee and Kamara stays on Tayside until the summer.
If that happens, it’ll give Gerrard a bit more breathing space to make a decision over who faces the axe.
 

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