Five clubs now tailing previously indispensable Rangers star - report

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Five clubs now tailing previously indispensable Rangers star - report

Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara is reportedly a transfer target for five clubs as Turkish giants Besiktas become the latest name to be linked.

According to Fotospor in Turkey, the Finnish international, 26, is viewed as an alternative to Everton midfielder Dele Alli, who has been heavily linked with a move to the Super Lig.

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The reports comes after Glen Kamara was left out of the Rangers squad for the trip to Hibs with major sounds now surrounding a potential exit for the Dundee star.

Fotospor make mention of several links to the Rangers midfielder from Europe and reiterate claims that Turkish rivals Galatasaray are amongst the player’s strongest suitors.

Some reports have claimed previously that Galatasaray had lodged an official offer for Kamara, but these were extinguished by leading fan media and club insiders.

The Turkish pair are two of five clubs who are said to be tailing Glen, who was once viewed as an indispensable member of the Rangers squad.

Premier League Brighton have extensively linked over the last 18 months with the reports once again appearing over the summer following the transfer of Yves Bissouma to Tottenham.

Another side heavily linked is French club OGC Nice – who are going through an extensive summer of recruitment – with those reports also naming Serie A Salernitana as an option.

Doubts surround future of Glen Kamara at Rangers

Rangers famously signed Glen Kamara for £50k after the midfielder had agree a pre-contract move from Dundee in the January of 2019.

The ex-Arsenal academy graduate would then go on to become one of the key figures in the club’s hunt for that legendary 55th title and delivered it alongside his teammates in 2021.

Such was Glen’s importance to the team, Rangers and Steven Gerrard tied the midfielder down on a new deal until 2025 last summer but since the legendary Liverpool midfielder left the club Kamara has been involved less and less.

There have been some huge moments under Giovanni van Bronckhorst – the goal v RB Leipzig standing out – but generally the Dutchman has preferred other options.

Some believe that Glen Kamara has been underused by the club as of late, or played out of position, but others do not think the midfielder’s recent performances merit greater trust from the coaching staff.

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After the exits of close friends Joe Aribo (Southampton) and Calvin Bassey (Ajax) this summer, there’s a growing feeling of inevitability surrounding a potential Kamara exit.

But should Glen move on, the question is for how much?

With three years left to run and Kamara a 46-cap international and European finalist, Rangers should surely be expecting around the £10m mark.

Meanwhile, Rangers have been handed a major boost ahead of the club’s upcoming trip to Celtic Park.