According to reports from Belgium (via The Daily Record), Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht had been interested in signing Glasgow Rangers’ Glen Kamara.
The 24-year-old was picked up for the bargain fee of £50,000 from Dundee in January of last year, and he has grown into an important member of Steven Gerrard’s starting XI – he has started all but two matches in all competitions so far this campaign.
There has already been interest from other clubs, with Marseille in particular said to be in pursuit, but now it has emerged that the Belgian side were eyeing the Finland international too. However, Kompany was not confident of wrestling Kamara away from Ibrox, with any potential fee being too high for the Purple and Whites.
When Marseille’s interest was first made public back in May, it was said that the Gers valued their midfielder at between €8m (£7.3m) and €10m (£9.1m) – nothing has changed since then to believe those demands will have been lowered. The 54-time Scottish champions have made a fantastic start to the campaign as they remain unbeaten at the top of Premiership, whilst they have also reached the group stages of the Europa League after Thursday night’s victory against Galatasaray.
Is Glen Kamara underrated?
As mentioned before, Kamara has been one of Gerrard’s key players – he is not a figure they can afford to lose in what is an incredibly important term. With the transfer window now so close to its end, it would surely take something monumental to convince the Glasgow side to part ways with Kamara – and it appears that four-time Premier League winner Kompany will not be the one to make Ross Wilson and consider selling him.
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