By David Woods

11th Dec, 2020 | 10:10am

Leeds plot swoop for 'sensational' Europa League star, manager makes key post-match declaration

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has said that Leeds United-linked Glen Kamara was ‘outstanding’ from start to finish in the Europa League on Thursday night, and urged his board to secure the player on a new contract “quickly”. 

The Scottish Sun claims that Leeds, Everton and Juventus are all interested in the Finland international and that Gerrard wants to ward them off in the January window.

Kamara starred again for Rangers as they beat Lech Poznan in the Europa League last night, winning their group in the process. Rangers are unbeaten all season in all competitions.

Talking after the game Gerrard said, “I thought Glen Kamara again showed why everybody is talking about him and there’s a lot of fuss about him.

“I thought he was outstanding from start to finish and my advice to the club is to move that situation along as quickly as they can.

“I think it is a huge achievement and it is thoroughly deserved.”

In his press conference today, Gerrard said, “Glen (Kamara) has been absolutely sensational since he arrived. He is happy and loves it here, he has worked ever so hard.”

January deal unlikely 

Kamara’s current deal runs until 2023 but he was signed for a bargain £50,000 from Dundee and his wages might not be at the level that his form has deserved.

The bargain buy came about as he was set to sign for Rangers for free the following summer.

The deal was brought forward and the nominal fee was arranged but he’s gone on to prove himself as one of the bargain buys of all time.

It’s a huge step up to the Premier League but the calibre of teams after him shows that he’s a real talent.

And he plays in the position where Leeds are crying out for cover.

Kalvin Phillips is absolutely integral to the Bielsa system but there’s no natural cover when he’s out.

Bielsa has tried many different players there, from Mateusz Klich to Pascal Struijk. Robin Koch can play there but is out injured until spring.

We’d love to see Kamara at Leeds but we can’t see it happening in January.

Leeds don’t like to do business in the winter window and Rangers certainly won’t want to sell such an important player as they home in on their first silverware of the Gerrard era.

However, it could be a different matter in the summer when there will be interest from the big leagues in several of their players.

A move up to the Premier League would be very hard to turn down, no-matter how good the current Rangers project is.

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