Premier League giant mused over Rangers move before opting for £16m deal - report
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Arsenal considered Rangers star before opting for £16m Belgian deal - report

A report from Football Insider has claimed that Premier League Arsenal DID in fact make a move for Rangers star Glen Kamara in the summer transfer window.

Kamara, 25, was one of a host of top Rangers stars that the Ibrox club managed to retain despite multiple links to clubs in the Premier League and Europe.

Arsenal reportedly considered a move for Rangers star Glen Kamara over the summer. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Since the window has closed there continues to be much conjecture regarding Kamara’s future was Steven Gerrard admitting a “strong” offer was on the table for the Finnish international.

Glen continues to be tight-lipped over whether or not he’s going to sign on the dotted line but according to FI – who’ve not been a million miles away regarding Rangers recently – former club Arsenal were genuinely interested in signing the player.

Kamara came through the youth ranks at Arsenal before being released in 2017 after loan spells with Southend United and Colchester United before joining Dundee.

This appears to ratify the comments of Mirror journalist Graeme Bailey who linked Kamara with a return to North London earlier in the transfer window.

The Football Insider report claims that Arsenal were mulling over a potential five-year deal but opted instead to sign Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga for a fee they report as £16m.

Kamara is yet to sign on the dotted line at Rangers and so long as his future remains up in the air, transfer speculation is likely to persist.

The midfielder was asked about his future whilst on international duty with Finland, for whom Glen has now earned an impressive 34 caps.

“Discussions have taken place and are still ongoing,” said Kamara [MTV Uutiset].

“I can’t say much more about it. Let’s see what happens.

Football Insider claim Arsenal opted to move for midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga instead. ( Photo by Philippe Crochet / Photonews via Getty Images)

“I know there has been interest from different leagues but my focus has always been on Rangers.

“Mostly I thought that if something happens, then it will happen. But it didn’t happen.”

Read more about Glen Kamara’s comments and how these compare with those of Steven Gerrard’s as the midfielder puts the coolers on new contract talks.

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