TEAMtalk reports that Benfica are interested in Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara following his impressive start to the season.

Kamara has been a key player for the Gers over the opening months of the campaign, playing every minute of their eight European fixtures to date and making a total of 20 appearances in all competitions.

Glen Kamara has been an ever-present for Rangers in the Europa League. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers signed the Finland international for the paltry fee of £50k in January 2019 but his value has risen considerably since then, and it’s suggested that a number of big clubs are tracking his progress.

TEAMtalk claims that Benfica were impressed by Kamara’s performances in the two draws between the sides last month – with the 25-year-old even netting a rare goal in Lisbon – and have since checked in on him.

Benfica are traditionally a selling club but they actually spent more than they brought in last summer, stumping up a whopping £85m to sign the likes of Darwin Nuñez, Pedrinho and Everton [the Sun].

A number of Premier League clubs are also said to be interested, with Newcastle United, Sheffield United, Everton, Crystal Palace and Southampton all ‘keeping close tabs’ on the midfielder.

Benfica v Rangers: Group D - UEFA Europa League
Benfica are reportedly interested in Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/SNS Group via Getty Images)

His current Rangers contract takes him through to the summer of 2023, but Gerrard said in October that the club are planning to offer him a new and improved deal when the time is right [Glasgow Times].

The Gers will likely need to cash in on their assets at some point, but they will be well aware of the fact that Kamara is set to take part in Euro 2020 with Finland this summer and there’s every chance his value will rise yet further should he perform well in a major tournament.

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