Reports appeared in the beginning of April, claiming Arsenal were interested in signing Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara. Speculation arose at the time about the Finland international being contemplated as a potential replacement for Granit Xhaka, but just as Xhaka started proving his worth by deputizing for Kieran Tierney on the left defensive flank, another report appeared claiming Dani Ceballos would return to Real Madrid when his loan deal expires. So whichever way you look at it, it seems the Gunners might need another player in the middle of the park.
And unsurprisingly, links with Kamara resurfaced, this time coming from the Football Insider, who are saying that Arsenal have openly registered their interest in the 25-year-old.
Kamara was on Arsenal’s books for five years in his youth days, joining the Academy from Southend United in 2012 and leaving the Under-23 side as a free agent in 2017, when he signed for Dundee FC. Two years later, he became a part of Steven Gerrard’s revolution at Rangers and he’s made a huge impact as they strolled to the title in the Scottish Premiership.
Arsenal face a tough task to complete this signing. Kamara’s contract with Rangers does not expire before the summer of 2023, which puts the Scottish champions into a strong negotiating position. Further more, Gerrard is extremely keen on keeping the services of his midfield powerhouse, and talks over a new deal are already underway.
And as if that isn’t enough of a challenge, Kamara is expected to represent his country at the upcoming Euros, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if his performances there attract attention from other suitors as well. Whatever happens, Rangers will not be letting him leave for peanuts.