Glen Kamara brought the genius behind Rangers’ January transfer decision into sharper focus on Sunday afternoon with a magnificent performance in the 2-0 win over Celtic.
Steven Gerrard has been busy in his first season at Ibrox. A multitude of new signings have arrived at the club, some good and some hopelessly bad.
At the highest point of the positive end of the spectrum we find Kamara, a player who was signed for just £50k in the January window.
In the modern game it is seldom possible to sign players of genuine quality for anything less than a premium price, but Kamara have proven that there are still rare bargains to be found.
The box-to-box midfielder, who has been compared to Patrick Vieira, has been one of the signings of the SPFL season and the early prognosis suggests he can blossom into a long-term lynchpin for the club.
Rangers can learn plenty from the genius behind the deal and they should use Kamara’s example as a blueprint for their summer transfer policy.
The Gers’ chequered financial history underlines the requirement to remain sensible in the transfer market and remain within the remits of a strict budget.
Players bursting with potential, such as Kamara, who are available at bargain prices, should be the priority for Gerrard in the summer, while the success of Scott Arfield suggests those targets should be supplemented with experienced free agents.
It will be incredibly difficult for Rangers to find players of Kamara’s calibre for equally modest figures, but that is what they should be striving to do in the market in order to usurp Celtic at the top of the SPFL.
Low cost players bursting with promise and a decent level of experience in either Scottish or English football should be the priority this summer.
The more Kamaras the better.