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Ross Wilson must prioritise giving Glen Kamara a new contract

Glasgow Rangers star man Glen Kamara could leave the Scottish giants in the near future in a bid to make a move south of the border, according to one pundit.

The 25-year-old midfielder has been in imperious form for Steven Gerrard’s side so far this season and was linked to Premier League sides Everton and Newcastle last year.

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Former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie has delivered his verdict and claims a transfer could be on the cards.

“I think they might,” McAvennie told Football Insider when asked if Rangers might struggle to keep hold of Kamara in the summer.

“No disrespect to Celtic and Rangers but if you go to the Premier League you’re made for life. You’re set for life money-wise. You’re secure and if he goes down there and signs a four-year deal then he’s set.

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“Unfortunately, as Steven Gerrard has found out, if you start winning games then teams start looking at your players. That’s a good thing. It means that they’re doing the right things and I’m sure Stevie will see it that way as well.

“I don’t think he’ll stand in the boy’s way if he’s got a big offer and everyone’s for sale. But he’ll not let him go if it’s not right for Rangers. He’ll not be going anywhere unless there’s a good offer on the table that satisfies Kamara and satisfies Rangers.”

Stand firm

Originally signed from Dundee in 2019, the in-form Finnish central midfielder – who earns £6,200-per-week at Ibrox – has established himself as one of the top players in the Scottish Premiership, scoring four goals and providing three assists in 90 appearances across all competitions, per Transfermarkt.

While Kamara is one of five central midfield options currently available to Gerrard at the moment, it’s telling that he has made more appearances than any of his closest rivals, which once again highlights his importance to the league leaders.

It is evident, therefore, that he has become an integral part of Gerrard’s Gers that have stormed to the summit of the Premiership and after such an impressive run of form, Wilson shouldn’t think twice about offering him a new contract to convince him to stay at the club.

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Gerrard is clearly a big fan of Kamara, too, as he made it clear he wants him to sign a new deal. He said: “‘I don’t know’ is the answer to your question. If it was my decision, the answer would be yes.

“I’ve made my feelings known to Ross (Wilson, sporting director) and the board on that situation.

“Glen has been fantastic for me since day one. He’s grown and he’s evolved. He’s improved and he’s listened.”

Wilson and the rest of the Ibrox hierarchy now must work hard to ensure that Kamara is rewarded for his services with a lucrative new contract, otherwise they may risk losing him in the summer when foreign clubs will be on the lookout to strengthen their squads before the start of next season.

AND in other news, Cedric Itten didn’t make the most of Alfredo Morelos’ absence against Kilmarnock

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