Watford are in need of midfield reinforcements for their first season back in the Premier League and are interested in Rangers star Glen Kamara, according to a Daily Mail report.
Kamara has been linked with a number of clubs already following an excellent 2020/21 campaign for the Gers and a strong start to the European Championships with Finland.
Watford were first linked with interest by the Daily Mail in April, with Southampton, Burnley, Brighton and Leeds United all also linked in the same report. Since then, it’s also been reported that Arsenal are ‘keeping an eye’ on their former youth 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
Following a claim from Gianluigi Longari that Watford had opened talks with Kamara, a fresh Daily Mail report has now reaffirmed the Hornets’ interest in the stylish midfielder, stating that he has been ‘discussed intensively’ by the newly-promoted side.
It’s asserted that they are yet to make a formal bid and know that the Gers won’t sell one of their prime assets on the cheap, but that they do need to bring in a holding-type midfielder in the summer window.
It’s no surprise that speculation regarding Kamara has ramped up recently given the quality of his first two performances for Finland in Euro 2020 Group B.
Rangers won’t want to lose a player who played such a big role in 55 and last season’s Europa League charge.
However, given that he’s only currently contracted until the summer of 2023, his value could soon start to depreciate if he doesn’t sign an extension, while he will also be unavailable for upcoming Champions League qualifiers due to a UEFA club competition ban.
Therefore, there could be an acceptance that now is the right time to cash in on a player who only cost the club £50k back in January 2019.
In other news, a Rangers hero has landed a managerial job in Europe.