Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson has come in for criticism from Gers fans for his valuation of Ibrox midfielder Glen Kamara amid links to the Premier League.
Finnish international Kamara, 25, has been extensively linked with a range of teams down south and across Europe over the last 18 months with his stock rising considerably after Euro 2020.
A former Arsenal Academy graduate, Mirror journalist Graeme Bailey claimed that the Gunners were considering a return for the player.
Arsenal like Yves Bissouma…he is very high on their wanted list. The player is also believed to want the move…the Gunners are also keeping an eye on Donny van de Beek, Glen Kamara and Ebrima Darboe.
— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) June 12, 2021
Premier League newboys Watford were also linked to the ex-Dundee player, who famously cost Rangers £50k after signing from the Dens Park club in January 2019.
— Gianluigi Longari (@Glongari) June 15, 2021
Brentford – another club promoted to the Premier League ahead of next season – are another side who’ve been mentioned alongside Glen [Daily Mail].
Everton and West Ham are the latest two clubs who are said to have expressed an interest down south [Give Me Sport].
But whilst Rangers fans don’t want to lose their best players there is an acceptance that if the price is right then the club’s best talent will be moved on.
For Barry Ferguson, this could be as low as £7m.
“Having snapped Kamara up for £50k – which might be the most ridiculous pound-for-pound signing the club ever made – it might be difficult to knock back offers of around £7m for a guy who walked into the Euros in a Finland shirt and looked as if he belongs at that level,” wrote Ferguson in the Daily Record.
With scarce context other than a comparison with Glen’s original transfer fee, many Rangers fans were disappointed to read a club legend lowballing the club’s top talent:
Barry Ferguson was my hero growing up, posters and posters of him all over my bedroom walls. I would still say, in my lifetime, he is the best Rangers player I’ve ever saw. However, there is no else’s opinion on Rangers I have less an interest in hearing.
— David Marshall (@marshalldave38) July 2, 2021
The whole Glen Kamara debate is fascinating. Barry Ferguson reckons £7m, while Charlie Miller has said there are £25m midfielders in the EPL who couldn't lace his boots. I'd love GK to stay. He's a fantastic player, a joy to watch and perhaps the best is yet to come.
— Jeff Holmes (@JeffH1960) July 2, 2021
What is Barry Ferguson smoking, £7m for Kamara 🤯
— Nims (@dave_n84) July 2, 2021
Barry Ferguson says take £7million for Kamara.
That's a bold call.
Given how good Fergie was, he should know a player when he sees one. I think he just likes to be a contrarian for the sake of it, sometimes. Baffling.
— Graeme Hanna (@graeme818) July 2, 2021
Barry Ferguson what a player , rangers legend an absolute hero growing up .. the more you see him in the media but the more he’s doing my box in 🙃 pic.twitter.com/kPeSx6WLUz
— Dean Cameron (@dean_cameron16) July 2, 2021
Barry Ferguson doesn't half talk a lot of nonsense
— Jamie 🇬🇧 (@JamieBTB) July 2, 2021
Glen Kamara for £7 Million Pound? Barry Ferguson is insane Glen Kamara is easily a 25-30 Million Pound player every day of the week
— Jamie (@JW_1872) July 2, 2021
Glen Kamara for £7m? 😂
When will we learn here in Scotland? That's peanuts in today's market, especially in England.
We talk down our game so much it's hardly surprising when lowball offers come in.
— Jonny McFarlane (@jonnyrmcfarlane) July 2, 2021
Barry Ferguson saying rangers would accept £7 million, for glen kamara 😭
— Rob (@RangersRobbie83) July 2, 2021
Saying Kamara is worth £7m is one of the reasons Barry Ferguson should never ever get near the Rangers job, deluded!
— RYAN KEMP (@kempomado1) July 2, 2021
Is Barry Ferguson drunk? 7 million for Kamara he canny be serious
— N1872 (@N18721) July 2, 2021
At the moment Glen has consistently reiterated his commitment to Ibrox whilst manager Steven Gerrard is eager to get the player tied down on improved terms.
But should the right offer come in for the Finnish midfielder, then there’s a £30m reason why it wouldn’t be a disaster if Glen moved on.