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Nottingham Forest can find Vieira 2.0 in Glen Kamara

Recent reports have seen Nottingham Forest linked with a move for Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara, with the Finland international attracting interest from clubs across Europe this summer.

The likes of Turkish giants Galatasaray and Serie A outfit Salernitana have been named as other potential suitors – as well as fellow Premier League sides Bournemouth and Brighton – with the Midlands side set to have to battle it out for his signature.

The report suggests that it could take around £10m to land the 26-year-old before the September deadline, with the Gers man having originally cost the Ibrox outfit a measly £50k back in January 2019.

That figure – described as the “steal of the century” by teammate Scott Arfield – has undoubtedly proven an absolute bargain such has been the one-time Arsenal man’s form in Glasgow of late.

A key part of the side that won the Scottish Premiership title under Steven Gerrard in the 2020/21 campaign, the most recent season saw the former Dundee man once again impress, notably netting three goals and three assists in 31 league games, while also recording a remarkable 91% pass accuracy rate.

Previously dubbed “superb” by Gerrard, the £21k-per-week star was also a vital part of the side that surged to the Europa League final during the 2021/22 campaign, notably scoring in the second-leg, semi-final victory over RB Leipzig.

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Also described as a “monster” by the current Aston Villa boss, the £6.75m-rated brute is a hugely imposing presence in the centre of the park, while also offering the versatility to feature all across the midfield.

At his best in a defensive midfield role, the 5 foot 11 menace has drawn eye-catching comparisons to Premier League icon and Gunners legend, Patrick Vieira, from former Dundee boss, Neil McCann.

The Frenchman was one of the most feared and respected midfielders in the division during his stint in north London in the late 90s/early 2000s, notably captaining the famed ‘Invincibles’ sides under compatriot Arsene Wenger.

An imperious and commanding powerhouse, the current Crystal Palace manager is a hugely impressive figure to be compared to, with those at the City Ground likely to be relishing the prospect of having a Vieira-like asset in their ranks if they are to snap up Kamara this summer.

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Manager Steve Cooper has already brought in 12 new faces in what’s been an extensive summer of recruitment thus far – including recent arrival Orel Mangala – although the Welshman appears intent on adding new faces in the coming weeks to further strengthen his side.

For a measly fee of around £10m, it should be a simply risk-free deal if they are to move for Kamara in the near future – he could well prove to be Forest’s – and Cooper’s – very own Vieira.

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