Noel Whelan has been left lauding the news that Glen Kamara has been offered a new deal at Glasgow Rangers.
The Lowdown: New deal offered
As per The Athletic, Kamara is edging closer to signing a new contract at Ibrox that will keep him there for the long-term.
Should Rangers sell Kamara?
Leeds United have reportedly been linked with a move to sign the Finland international before the summer transfer window closes, and so Steven Gerrard would ideally like his future sorted out sooner rather than later.
The Latest: Whelan on contract offer
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan, who is now a pundit after a stellar career playing for the likes of Leeds United and Coventry City, has lauded the contract offer given to Kamara, as he feels that it is very important that the Gers keep him come the end of the window:
“It’s great news for Rangers if he signs a new deal.
“For Rangers, this summer was always going to be about keeping their best players and keeping their internationals and there’s no doubt about it, Kamara is one of them.
“He’s been vitally important to their recent success. I’d say he was one of their top five players last year.
“Gerrard will not want to lose any of his squad. It is about strengthening in some positions and keeping that core group, who have worked so hard under Gerrard, together so they can keep the Scottish Premiership title at Ibrox.”
The Verdict: Great news
As Whelan rightfully points out, it would be great news for Rangers if Kamara ends up signing the new deal.
Described as a ‘magnificent’ player by Gerrard back in December, the central midfielder was a key player in the Gers’ Scottish Premiership title triumph in the 2020/21 season, playing in a total of 28 games, scoring one goal and making one assist (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, if the Light Blues want to kick on again, then they need to keep a hold of their best players, and Kamara is certainly one of them.
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