The £30m reason why in-demand player's exit could work in Rangers' favour amid PL links
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The £30m reason why Glen Kamara sale could make sense for Rangers

Rangers star Glen Kamara might be impressing everyone with his performances with Finland at Euro 2020, but Gers fans everywhere are watching through the gaps between their fingers.

Whilst it’s superb to see one of the club’s leading lights strutting his stuff on the international stage, fans are well aware that watching eyes aplenty will be concentrating their gaze on the midfielder.

Glen Kamara has impressed so far at Euro 2020. (Photo by Joosep Martinson – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Transfer interest surrounding Kamara – who at 25 is entering a pivotal moment in his career – is nothing new to Rangers supporters who’ve seen him routinely linked away over the years.

A January signing in season 18/19, since Kamara entered Ibrox for a famous £50k transfer fee we’ve seen him grow from timid young midfielder to commanding, classy, composed presence.

Over the years there have been links aplenty but nothing concrete as Kamara has grown as both a footballer and a person at Ibrox.

We’ve always known there’s a top player in there and unfortunately for us, everyone else appears to be realising that too.

A return to former club Arsenal was first touted by journalist Graeme Bailey, who claims the club Glen grew up at are “keeping an eye” on the situation surrounding the Rangers star.

This was then followed up by a report from Italian journalist Gianluigi Longari, who claims that Premier League new boys Watford have actually opened discussions with Rangers regarding the midfielder.

Whilst Gers fans might be sad to see Kamara go – if he even does this season – then it’s understandable.

The likable midfielder is one of the club’s biggest assets and an important part of the side on and off the pitch.

But of all the players who could potentially leave Ibrox this summer – and the board have been clear player trading must form part of the business model – Kamara is potentially the least damaging.

Not least because Glen will be completely unable to compete in Rangers’ Champions League qualification campaign with two rounds and four matches between the club and the group stage.

UEFA have upheld a four-match ban handed to Kamara following the Slavia Prague match in the Europa League where Kamara allegedly assaulted defender Ondrej Kudela after he was racially abused by the Czech international.

This means that as Rangers hunt down Champions League qualification, any money recouped from Kamara could either act as a sensible safety net or be reinvested into the first team.

Glen Kamara was an undefeated Champions with Rangers this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With £30m reportedly on the line, it’s not the worst-case scenario as the club looks to build ahead of the new campaign.

Not that Kamara has any intention of moving elsewhere – the midfielder claims he’s fully concentrated on life at Ibrox until told otherwise.

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