Premier League side Everton have reportedly joined the race to sign Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara this summer, with an Ibrox exit certainly looking on the cards as he continues to attract interest from a number of Premier League clubs.
According to the Daily Record, the Toffees have now registered their interest in signing the Finland international, who was a mainstay in Steven Gerrard’s side last season as they finished the season unbeaten.
New Everton manager Rafa Benitez is said to be keen on signing the 25-year-old but he will face competition from two Premier League sides, likely Brentford and Watford, as well as an unnamed Russian top-flight team.
Although a move to newly-promoted sides such as Brentford and Watford might have been easy to turn down for Kamara, the chance to sign for an established Premier League side and work under Benitez might be difficult for the former Dundee man to refuse.
Although Rangers can offer Champions League football for next season, Kamara reportedly earns just £6.2k per week at Ibrox, whereas a number of players at Goodison Park earn over £100k per week, which again suggests that it could be difficult for Kamara to turn them down from a financial perspective.
It has been suggested in the past that Rangers value Kamara at £10m this summer, and after The Athletic’s Rangers reporter Jordan Campbell claimed that they are looking to raise £14m through player sales, the former Arsenal youngster could perhaps be one to leave.
It would undoubtedly be a blow for Gerrard if a player of Kamara’s quality were to leave, with the 41-year-old manager labelling him a “class act” back in 2019, whilst he was extremely consistent in the Premiership and Europa League last season.
It’d be exactly why fans would be gutted to see the Finnish star leave the club this summer given his quality.
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