Finland manager Markku Kanerva seemingly wants Glen Kamara to leave Glasgow Rangers to play for “bigger clubs” as he continues his development.
The Lowdown: Kamara in demand
Kamara is currently away on international duty with Finland as they aim to qualify for the knockout stages of Euro 2020.
The £5.4m-valued 25-year-old (Transfermarkt) is also receiving plenty of interest from clubs in the Premier League, with Arsenal (Football Insider), Watford (The Daily Mail) and Leeds all reportedly in pursuit of the Rangers man.
The Latest: Kanerva wants him to move
Speaking prior to Finland’s match with Belgium on Monday, Kanerva suggested Kamara should move to a bigger club. He said (via france24.com):
“Hopefully he will continue his development, it would be nice to see him playing even at bigger clubs.”
The Verdict: Long summer
You can understand Kanerva’s thinking – Kamara is clearly a talented player, and he will only be tested so much playing week-in week-out in the Scottish Premiership. At the Euros, he has had to perform at a higher level, and has done so comfortably so far – suggesting that there is no reason why he could not perform in a more prestigious league.
Will Glen Kamara be at Rangers next season?
However, there is no doubt Rangers themselves are a massive club. They are the most successful team on the planet in terms of league titles (Transfermarkt) and they play in a stadium that holds more than 50,000.
While the quality may not always be of the highest level up in Scotland, the expectations at Rangers are as high as they are at almost any other club on the planet, so Kanerva perhaps needs to choose his words more carefully in the future.
Wanting Kamara to play in a different league makes some sense but there aren’t many clubs in Europe that the Finland ace could move to who are bigger than Rangers.
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