Leeds have been backed to make a summer move for Rangers star Glen Kamara amid reports linking Marcelo Bielsa’s side with a move.
Reports in recent weeks and months have suggested that the Finland international is on the radar of the Premier League side, and now, former Leeds man Noel Whelan has thrown his backing behind a potential summer move.
He said: “He brings quality, Steven Gerrard recognises how important he is to Rangers. That’s why he wants to tie him down on a new contract. Good players will always be looked at and that’s the problem.
“What he’ll bring is energy, aggression, quality passing and Marcelo Bielsa likes players with energy, players who can get around the field. He would bring those fitness levels and also quality and competition to that midfield position.”
After coming through the academy at Arsenal, Kamara has developed into a fine central midfielder at Rangers, really shining in his time in Scottish football.
His former manager at Dundee, Neil McCann, 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.”
“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.”
With his ability to play as a holding midfielder or someone slightly further forward, Kamara has got all the tools in his locker to be a superb foil alongside Kalvin Phillips.
Whether Bielsa decides to partner the two together as a more defensive presence, or give one of the two the licence to roam further forward, Leeds could be onto a real shrewd midfield partnership by signing Kamara this summer.