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Leeds United remain interested in signing Rangers star Glen Kamara

Leeds United remain interested in signing Rangers star Glen Kamara as the summer transfer window nears its close.

What’s the story?

Reports in recent weeks and months have suggested that Marcelo Bielsa’s side are interested in signing the Finland international this summer, but it now appears that they will have to fend off some intense competition.

TEAMtalk claim that along with the Whites, the likes of fellow Premier League sides Newcastle, West Ham and Wolves are all said to be monitoring developments as the Gers try and tie him down to a new contract.

He’s better than Lewis O’Brien

Given that Leeds’ interest in Kamara first surfaced way back in October amid suggestions that a move could be made in the January transfer window, a late deadline day beating swoop for the Finnish dynamo would surely go down well with Bielsa.

The 25-year-old ace was a cornerstone of Steven Gerrard’s side last season as they wrestled the Scottish Premiership crown away from Celtic, while he was also involved in the Gers’ impressive run in the Europa League.

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.”

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And, when you compare him to fellow Leeds transfer target, Lewis O’Brien, Kamara favours better.

As per Sofascore, he wins a far better percentage of the duels that he’s involved in, makes more tackles per game, gets dribbled past far less often, and is equally more impressive on the ball too – as well as boasting an incredible 93% pass accuracy compared to O’Brien’s measly 61%, he also provides more key passes per game too.

The 34-cap international appears to be more of a well-rounded player than O’Brien, and given he’s played in arguably more competitive games in the Europa League in particular, he should fancy his chances of hitting the ground running at Elland Road better than the Terriers man.

Meanwhile, Leeds are eyeing this Premier League record breaker…

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