Leeds interested in Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara but face battle with multiple PL clubs
Leeds United are interested in signing Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara, according to the Daily Mail.
There is significant interest from elsewhere in the Premier League, with Brighton, Southampton and Burnley also eyeing the 25-year-old, as well as Watford if they are promoted.
Steven Gerrard is a big fan of Kamara, stating that he loves his “fantastic” and “phenomenal” player [The Scotsman].
Rangers may be eager to keep him, therefore, and with two years left on his contract Kamara may be difficult to prise away.
What’s more, the Finland international recently revealed he has opened talks over a new deal [Daily Record], and that could hinder Leeds’ transfer pursuit.
The Daily Mail adds that although Kamara is happy at Ibrox, that won’t deter Premeier League clubs from bidding for the ex-Arsenal ace in the summer.
Is he an upgrade?
Leeds will likely try and sign a back-up for Kalvin Phillips this summer but Kamara is not really that type of player.
He keeps Rangers ticking over in the middle and is brilliant on the ball – his pass accuracy of 91% is the best in the SPFL this year, per WhoScored.
However, we already have strong options in central midfield.
Mateusz Klich has gone off the boil in recent weeks but has had a good season, while Tyler Roberts has impressed recently.
Then there is Stuart Dallas, who has been nothing short of a revelation in the middle of the park, and Rodrigo could also be key next term.
A centre-midfielder is not really a priority therefore – the only depth we lack is a player to cover Phillips.
That is where we should focus our transfer attention. Kamara may be a good player but he is not the right addition for us at the moment.
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