An update has emerged on Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara and his future at Ibrox beyond the summer transfer window.
According to 90min reporter Graeme Bailey, the Light Blues maestro looks set to be the subject of an offer from a Ligue 1 outfit before next month’s deadline, whilst teams south of the border are also keen on him.
He Tweeted: “Glen Kamara left out of Rangers squad as Nice prepare bid. A host of Premier League also monitoring Finnish ace ahead of transfer deadline. Player didn’t ask to be left out was manager’s decision.”
The accompanying article states that Gio van Bronckhorst decided to leave the midfielder out due to the uncertainty over his future.
It has also been reported in Turkey that Besiktas are considering a move for the Finland international as an alternative option to Everton’s Dele Alli.
With clubs lining up to sign the former Arsenal academy talent, it could be time for van Bronckhorst to sanction a departure for the £21k-per-week gem.
Kamara has fallen down the pecking order this season and the interest in his signature could allow the club to cash in on him before his value plummets.
He started the club’s first two games of the campaign and struggled as he recorded a SofaScore rating of 6.6 against Livingston in the Premiership and then started the 2-0 loss to Union Saint-Gilloise.
Steven Davis, Ryan Jack, Scott Arfield, Tom Lawrence, John Lundstram, and Malik Tillman have all started ahead of him in the middle of the park in that time, in the Premiership and the Champions League.
This suggests that his game time could be limited in Glasgow this year as van Bronckhorst seemingly favours others ahead of him in his position.
His transfer value could, therefore, plummet if he spends the next few months as a back-up option for the Scottish giants, as a player who has not been deemed good enough for the Gers may not appeal to clubs in Europe’s top five leagues.
How could Rangers demand a sizeable fee for someone who – in January – may not have started many games in the first-half of the campaign?
If the Dutch head coach does not see him as a crucial member of the starting XI then selling him to Nice and reinvesting the money on either a replacement or another area of the squad would be a smart decision.