Aston Villa have been linked with a move for Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara following Steven Gerrard’s switch to Villa Park.
The Lowdown: Gerrard appointed
Gerrard was officially announced as Villa’s new manager on Thursday, four days after Dean Smith was relieved of his duties in the Midlands.
The 41-year-old will reportedly be the club’s highest-paid manager of all time and could have a huge transfer budget in January.
It seems as if there’s a real possibility of Gerrard looking to take some Rangers players with him to the Midlands, one of whom could be Kamara, who he previously called a ‘Rolls Royce’.
How many signings should Gerrard make in January?
The Latest: Campbell’s claim
Jordan Campbell of The Athletic shared an in-depth story on Thursday, looking at why Gerrard left Rangers for Villa.
He was asked in the comments section if Kamara could move to Villa Park with the former Gers boss, to which he replied, also adding Ryan Kent and Joe Aribo as possible targets: “I would not be surprised if he came in for him as he loves him as a player. A few more you could say that about like Kent and Aribo.”
The Verdict: Would be a smart move…
Villa appear to be in need of a central midfielder in the New Year, as they have just four senior options plus youngsters Jacob Ramsey and Carney Chukwuemeka in that position at this moment in time.
Kamara is a player who Gerrard actually signed at Rangers back in 2019 and he has used the Finland international on 122 occasions, so he will know the attributes that the 26-year-old would bring to bolster Villa’s midfield ranks.
Primarily a central midfielder who can also play in a defensive midfield role, Kamara’s eye for a key pass has also improved in recent seasons (WhoScored), so it seems as if he could provide a good balance in Gerrard’s preferred 4-3-3 system.
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