Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard could fix the club’s biggest summer transfer window mistake by signing Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara.
Following Dean Smith’s exit from Villa Park earlier this month, NSWE moved quickly to replace him by luring Gerrard away from Ibrox.
Transfer insider Dean Jones has now claimed that the 41-year-old could return to his former club Rangers and snare a couple of their key players.
The journalist told GIVEMESPORT: “Rangers think Glen Kamara will be linked very quickly. I think Ryan Kent as well is somebody that they’ll be expecting Villa to be linked with. So, we’ll have to wait and see on those two.”
The fact that Villa ended the summer transfer window without having signed a new central midfielder must surely go down as a major howler on the part of Smith and Johan Lange.
That sentiment follows on from comments made by The Birmingham Mail‘s Ashley Preece, who said during a Q&A earlier this week: “You wouldn’t say Ward-Prowse was a Roy Keane-esque player as Villa missed out on the Saints man but it’s clear as day that they need an imposing ball-winner in there. I thought Stan Collymore made a good point the other day outlining how Villa are generally a small team, which they are.”
In Kamara, they would be getting someone who is superb in screening the back four, but also has the passing range to be a real deep-lying play-maker.
Neil McCann, his former manager at Dundee, said: “He looks small but he’s strong and he’s a playmaker. When Rangers signed Glen, I sat there thinking he would smash it. Glen will end up back in the English Premier League. I’ve no doubts about that.”
McCann added: “He isn’t a big, physical lad but he’s made of iron and really strong. I knew immediately that he could handle the ball under pressure and not give it away, so he was perfect. He’s a special talent.
“He’s lightning-quick but he doesn’t show it. He’s a player who takes instruction well.”
Injuries this season have already exposed the glaring lack of depth in Villa’s midfield engine room, with an awful lot being asked of the likes of Jacob Ramsey to try and provide that bit of quality.
The 40-cap Kamara could be exactly what Villa need in midfield, and with McCann saying that the Finn will end up back in the English top flight – he was once on the books at Arsenal – Villa Park could be an ideal destination for him.