Steven Gerrard has called on Rangers to tie down the ‘outstanding’ Glen Kamara with the January transfer window looming [RangersTV].
Kamara signed for the Gers from Dundee in January 2019 on a four-and-a-half-year deal, so he’s contracted until the summer of 2023.
However, the midfielder is attracting a lot of attention with his high-level performances, and the manager feels a new contract should be thrashed out as both a reward and a safety net.
The Finland international has played every minute of Rangers’ nine European matches this season and is reportedly being tracked by Benfica, against whom he scored last month, as well as a host of Premier League clubs including Everton and Newcastle [TEAMtalk].
“I thought Glen Kamara, again, showed why everyone’s talking about him and why there’s a lot of fuss about him,” said Gerrard after Rangers’ 2-0 win over Lech Poznan on Thursday night [RangersTV].
“I thought he was outstanding from start to finish and my advice to the club is to move that situation along as quickly as they can.”
It’s been clear since the moment Kamara arrived at Ibrox that he was worth a lot more than the £50k the Gers paid Dundee.
However, his performances have gone to another level this season, particularly in Europe, and a new deal is very much deserved.
An improved long-term contract would likely keep Kamara at Ibrox until the summer at least and would ensure that the Gers don’t lose him on the cheap.
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