Aston Villa have been handed a boost over one of their midfield targets.
Speaking to Finnish TV, Kamara said:
“Playing against Rangers at first, I thought the level was good but I fancied trying England because the level is better. But when I came to Rangers, I realised the level is really high and this is the best place to develop. I’d never say I wouldn’t play elsewhere in Europe. I’d like to play in the Premier League.”
The suggestion that he’d like to play across the border, however, is surely a green light for Steven Gerrard to make his move.
It’s easy to forget that Gerrard is the one who brought Kamara to Rangers, with the Fin playing 122 of his 158 total games for the Gers under the Liverpudlian.
In that time, he has established himself as a stabiliser in the centre of the pitch – something that the Villa boss will have identified about the player during their time together.
Quite simply, the Villans faltered in possession across the last season. They struggled for consistency and finished 14th in terms of the Premier League possession ranks, registering an average of 46.4%.
A signing like Kamara can unlock the likes of John McGinn, Philippe Coutinho and Emi Buendia by giving them more freedom to attack with the midfield gem previously labelled a “huge talent” by journalist Graeme Bailey.
In the transitional phase of the game, new signing Kamara will likely stay back and will need assistance from a central midfielder in Gerrard’s 4-3-2-1 system.
The Finland international can be just that for Villa and presents a stable option in midfield.
Amidst the 26-year-old’s latest claim on his footballing future, it bodes well for Gerrard who will surely have no qualms in making a move for his former asset, somebody he evidently already loves.