Rangers manager responds directly amid £7m Ibrox first-teamer exit links

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Rangers manager responds directly amid £7m Ibrox first-teamer exit links

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has been directly discussing high-profile exit links between Glen Kamara and Turkish club Galatasaray.

The Finnish international midfielder, 26, has been linked with a £7m transfer to the Super Lig with major doubts surrounding the fee considering the player in contracted to Ibrox until 2025.

BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND – JULY 16: Glen Kamara of Rangers avoids a tackle during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Blackpool and Rangers at Bloomfield Road on July 16, 2022 in Blackpool, England.

Rangers are also clearly under no pressure to sell given the club have lost Joe Aribo to Southampton and Calvin Bassey to Ajax already this summer in deals that could reach up to £33m for the club.

Whilst both Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent remain with a year on their deals, there are also nerves surrounding the short-term futures of both players in this window.

It would then seem strange to sell yet another key member of the squad in Glen Kamara amid those Galatasaray reports and the sounds coming out of van Bronckhorst suggest there’s been no movement.

The Dutch coach is a big fan of the former Arsenal kid and it’s clear Gio wants Glen to stick around for a while longer.

“Well we know we have a squad who are liked by many clubs in Europe,” said van Bronckhorst.

“If you see today (the 3-1 win over West Ham), you saw Glen playing really well.

“I am really happy with Glen and hopefully he will stay a Rangers player for many years.”

These comments will give Rangers fans hope that Glen Kamara will be an Ibrox player for some time to come and knock any Galatasaray reports into touch.

Despite something of a quiet campaign last year, the midfielder has excelled in this pre-season and has been a stand-out performer as the club prepare for the new campaign.

If Rangers can get this Glen Kamara on a consistent basis they will have a wonderful footballer and a genuine asset to the team on the pitch.

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But it will also highlight that £7m for a full international of Kamara’s ability is a slap in the face with Rangers surely looking for more than double this for the player.

Time will tell with Glen Kamara and the other first-teamers in the Rangers squad but it’s clear today that any suggestion Galatasaray have launched a bid for the £50k man is at the very least premature.

Meanwhile, a former Rangers manager was back at Ibrox this week as part of the club’s pre-season preparations.