Forget it Gerrard – Rangers simply cannot afford to lose 24-year-old star midway through the season

Why Rangers must hold onto midfielder Glen Kamara amidst interest

According to the Sun, Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara has caught the attention of a number of clubs following his solid performances this season, with Sheffield United joining the likes of Arsenal, Leeds United, Aston Villa Crystal Palace, Brighton and Burnley for his signature.

Glen Kamara, 24, arrived at the Ibrox in the 2019 January transfer window from Dundee and he has established himself as an integral option in the midfield for Steven Gerrard.

So far this season, the 24-year-old midfielder has played six games in the Europa League, four matches in the Scottish League Cup and 12 times in the Scottish Premiership.

Glen Kamara in action for Rangers. (Getty Images)
Glen Kamara in action for Rangers. (Getty Images)

The Finnish international’s progress for club and country has not gone unnoticed, with a host of clubs interested in poaching him away from Rangers this month. However, Gerrard must do everything possible to keep hold of Kamara, no matter what.

Gerrard has done a superb job since taking the reins at Rangers. He revamped the squad with a glut of astute signings and closed the gap at the top, reigniting their age-old rivalry with Celtic. 

Before the winter break, the Gers ended their Celtic Park hoodoo and landed a psychological blow to Neil Lennon’s side, trimming the gap to two points with a game in hand.

But just because things are going great for Gerrard, it doesn’t mean the Rangers manager doesn’t have a couple of things he needs to address. With a title to be challenged for, Gerrard needs a strong squad and cannot afford to lose any of his key players.

Glen Kamara
Glen Kamara is a crucial player for Gerrard (Getty Images)

Glen Kamara is one of the crucial cogs in Rangers’ midfield, influencing things both defensively and offensively. He has impressed with his work rate, passing ability, tackling traits and strength in the middle of the park.

As per WhoScored, the Finn has averaged 0.5 tackles, 1.2 interceptions, 1.2 clearances and 0.3 blocks in the Europa League. With 89.8% pass success rate, 0.5 key passes and 0.2 dribbles a game on average, it’s no surprise to see Kamara attracting so much attention from English clubs.

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard celebrates after the final whistle. (Getty Images)
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard celebrates after the final whistle. (Getty Images)

The Finn is just 24 years old and has a lot to offer to Rangers. Gerrard’s impact on the players is crystal clear and Kamara has improved a lot under his guidance. In fact, he is proving to be a shrewd acquisition for the Light Blues. He is a player with the potential to improve and become a world-beater.

Verdict

Thus, Rangers must keep hold of Kamara at any cost amidst heavy interest from the English clubs. The midfielder needs to be on top of his game for the remainder of the season if the Gers are to win the Premiership title.

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Written by Rohan Sengupta

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