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Aston Villa: Gerrard can solve Nakamba issue with Kamara

Steven Gerrard has been consistently linked to making moves in the transfer window on many of his former players at Rangers since joining Premier League side, Aston Villa in November.

What’s the story?

Villa have suffered a devastating injury blow in their midfield with Marvelous Nakamba being sidelined for at least two months with a serious knee injury.

This will give the Villans boss a headache, as Nakamba has been a revelation under his new manager.

During Gerrard’s first game in charge against Brighton, he completed an impressive 94.2% of his passes and has consistently performed at that level all the way into his last home game at Villa Park before he got injured, completing 93% of his passes in the 2-1 victory over Leicester.

However, the Villa manager may have already identified his Nakamba replacement in a player he used to manage at Rangers.

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Glen Kamara has been tearing it up at Ibrox over the last few years, playing an integral part in the SPFL Champion’s invincible season under Gerrard, with the midfielder adding two goals and two assists to the side’s success.

He has continued to be influential under his new manager, Gio van Bronckhorst, with 25 appearances, one goal and four assists for the title-challenging side from his defensive midfield role.

Gerrard has a clear vision for his Aston Villa future and will be looking to add players who fit his vision, with 90min reporting that Kamara is the prime target for the former Rangers boss.

Kamara was hailed a “special talent” by his former manager at Dundee, Neil McCann, who was full of praise for the 26-year-old in an interview with The Athletic.

There is no doubt that Kamara thrives under Gerrard’s management and coaching, so it would seem like a very easy transition for the midfielder to come to the Premier League and join his former boss at Villa Park.

Should Villa sign Glen Kamara?



No Way!

No Way!

The 41-year-old manager will be looking for a quick fix solution to the hole that Nakamba will leave in the midfield, especially with his aforementioned pass completion statistics that will surely be missed in builds of play coming from the middle of the pitch.

Kamara could be a great solution with his experience working under Gerrard successfully, and at a great price as the £21k-per-week earner could be reportedly available for Villa to move in with a good offer, relieving Gerrard of the worries and pressure over Nakamba’s return from injury. Based on that, it would ensure Villa start the January transfer window with a bang.

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