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Rangers: Glen Kamara is wasting away at Ibrox

Glasgow Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara was being touted with a move to England and was likely to cost any interested sides £10m just last year.

However, the Finland international has seemingly declined under Giovanni van Bronckhorst and should he leave Ibrox anytime soon, the Gers look unlikely to earn anywhere near the £10m that was quoted in 2021.

The midfielder, who famously joined Rangers from Dundee United in 2019 for a minimal fee of just £50k, has been a regular at Ibrox in the three years since, making 171 appearances for the Teddy Bears, in which he has contributed eight goals and 11 assists.

Kamara played a huge part in Rangers’ unbeaten title-winning campaign under Steven Gerrard in 2020/21, averaging a solid 6.90/10 rating from WhoScored for his performances.

The former Liverpool man recognised Kamara’s potential after just a couple of matches as a Rangers player and sang his praises in early 2019.

He said: “He looked like a Rangers player and he took that performance into the Kilmarnock game and went up a level again. He’s a terrific footballer in possession, always playing with his head up and looking to connect defence and attack.

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“But what pleased me most is what I spoke about when we signed him in terms of how he’ll be out of possession. Will he hunt the ball back, be aggressive, work hard for the team and be a monster in the middle of the park?

“He showed signs of that against Kilmarnock and potentially he can become a top midfielder.”

He also starred for Finland at the European Championships to increase his standing further, and in retrospect, Rangers might have been better off cashing in on the 27-year-old then.

While he has struggled with injury so far this season, on the rare occasions he has featured in the first team he has looked like a shadow of the player that was dominating just two years ago, with WhoScored awarding him 6.05 and 5.85 average ratings for his performances in the Premiership and Champions League respectively.

Kamara’s ruining decline under Van Bronckhorst is emphasised by his scouting report on FBRef, which ranks him below the 10th percentile for a number of metrics including tackles, shots and progressive passes per game, all of which you would expect more of from a midfielder in one of the division’s best sides.

 

The midfielder’s contract at Ibrox is set to run until 2025 so while the Gers still look set to make a big profit on Kamara when he does depart, his performances under Van Bronckhorst this season suggest that they will be lucky to earn anywhere near the £10m that was suggested last year. To put it simply, he is now wasting away in Glasgow.

Article title: Rangers: Glen Kamara is wasting away at Ibrox

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