Perhaps the only thing stranger than ex-Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez joining Everton could be the former Steven Gerrard manager raiding his ex-captain’s Rangers side for a key player.
Everton reportedly sit on the verge of announcing Champions League-winning former Anfield gaffer Benitez as the replacement for Real Madrid-bound Carlo Ancelotti [BBC Sport].
One of the most revered coaches in world football, it would certainly be a major coup for the Toffees but for the red side of Liverpool, it will almost certainly tarnish Rafa’s legacy.
It’s a funny old game south of the border and managers swapping between fierce rivals is nothing new; just ask ex-Rangers boss Alex McLeish who managed Birmingham and Aston Villa.
But according to the latest report, Everton are the next side to join the hunt for Rangers midfielder and Finland’s Euro 2020 stand-out Glen Kamara.
Give Me Sport is alleging that both the Goodison Park club and West Ham United have expressed an interest in the 25-year-old who is fast becoming one of Rangers’ hottest properties.
That report also mentions the reported interest from Watford, former club Arsenal and Premier League new boys Brentford, meaning a quarter of the division are eyeing a move for Kamara.
Include Brighton in this – who were extensively linked last season by the Daily Mail – and all of a sudden six clubs apparently want to sign our Glen.
With two years remaining on his current deal, Rangers are in a decent position with Kamara, even if manager Steven Gerrard is clear he wants the player tied down on a new deal.
But what a shock it would be to see one of Steven Gerrard’s mentors and most influential managers in Rafa Benitez come and pinch a star that his former captain values so highly.
Rafa wouldn’t break Gerrard’s heart twice in one summer, would he?
With some of the breakthrough stars of Euro 2020 reportedly commanding excessive transfer fees, if any of these six clubs want Kamara then they can expect to stump up.