Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard could reportedly be eyeing a reunion with Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara, according to journalist Dean Jones.
Writing in his GIVEMESPORT club guide, the trusted insider hinted that a move to Villa Park could well be on the cards for the Finland international, with a deal ‘possibly’ in the works for a player who worked under the Englishman at Ibrox.
The Midlands side only recently secured the signing of another Kamara – Marseille’s young Frenchman, Boubacar – although it would seem another midfield addition could be in the pipeline, with Jones insisting that he can ‘not totally rule out’ a further acquisition to slot in alongside the recent arrival.
Although Brighton’s Yves Bissouma has been mentioned as one possible incoming, Gerrard’s relationship with the Gers man could well work in his favour, with the Liverpool legend having helped sign the 42-cap gem for just £50k from Dundee back in 2019.
After a slightly underwhelming end to the 2021-22 campaign, with Villa finishing in just 14th place, the club have already acted quickly to try and improve upon that position, adding three summer signings already despite the transfer window having not yet officially opened.
That speedy business has potentially allowed some breathing room for Gerrard and co to plot their next steps carefully, with the arrival of Kamara from Glasgow potentially a wise move to try and replicate the manager’s success north of the border, prior to his return to the Premier League back in November.
Not just used to the 41-year-old’s style of play, the £30k-per-week maestro is also a player that the Villa boss is clearly fond of, having previously dubbed him a “monster” for his instant impact at the Scottish Premiership outfit.
Also dubbed a “huge talent” by journalist Graeme Bailey, the 26-year-old has gone from strength to strength for his current side, the £5.4m-rated ace notably starting in the Europa League final defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.
The midfielder had helped fire Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men to that stunning showpiece affair, scoring in the second-leg semi-final victory over RB Leipzig as the Scottish side pulled off yet another shock in the competition.
The all-action star seemingly has the quality to affect the game at both ends of the pitch, netting three times and registering three assists in his 31 league outings in the 2021/22 campaign, while also averaging a solid 0.7 interceptions and one tackle per game, as well as enjoying an impressive 91% pass accuracy rate.
With a shortage of options in central midfield at present at Villa Park, particularly with Morgan Sanson potentially set to depart, the arrival of the all-round ace would no doubt provide adequate cover and increase competition for places, with his former boss in need of his monster-like presence to ruffle a few feathers.
It just remains to be seen if NSWE will back their man even further…