West Ham have seemingly turned their attentions to a new midfield target…
According to GIVEMESPORT, the Hammers have made an enquiry for Rangers star Glen Kamara after he excelled at Euro 2020 for Finland and they could look to prioritise a move for him over the Czech Republic’s Alex Kral.
It’s claimed that the East London outfit have asked the Scottish champions about the potential finances involved in making a swoop for the 25-year-old former Arsenal graduate this summer.
On the face of it, the Irons may not need another central midfielder in David Moyes’ ranks but they are merely one or two injuries away from a bit of a crisis and this time next year, they’ll certainly need more bodies.
That’s because Mark Noble is retiring after 18 years at the club and currently, he’s the only backup to first-choice duo Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice.
With West Ham competing in Europe this season, it would be wise for them to add strength in depth sooner rather than later, which is why a move for Kamara makes a ton of sense.
He could well be the perfect successor to Noble’s throne at the London Stadium.
The 34-cap Finland international was one of Steven Gerrard’s standout performers as the Gers recorded their first league title in a decade – no outfield player managed a better average passing accuracy per game (90.5%) than Kamara.
In addition to that, he averaged one tackle, 0.9 interceptions and 0.9 key passes per league outing, whilst at Euro 2020, this increased to 2.3 tackles and 3.3 interceptions even though he faced semi-finalists Denmark and one of the favourites Belgium in their group, via WhoScored.
The 25-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders north of the border, at least according to former Ibrox star Charlie Miller, who told the Daily Record:
“Glen Kamara is the best midfielder in Scotland.
“He has the ability to go and play at a very high level. He is athletic, technically very good, is good in the tackle and is becoming a complete player. Maybe he could do to add a few more goals but he certainly assists in that area.
“Put it this way, there are players going for £30-£40m in England who couldn’t lace Kamara’s boots.”
Furthermore, this kind of praise was also seen during his time at Dundee, so it wasn’t merely a one-off. His former boss Neil McCann labelled him a “special talent” to reporters during their time together.
All in all, on the above evidence, this is surely the sort of player that Moyes would love to have in his squad, especially with Noble’s retirement on the horizon.