Aston Villa are once again targeting Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara after the appointment of Steven Gerrard, according to The Daily Record.
The 26-year-old was nearly the subject of a £6m bid from the Villans during the most recent transfer window and the Birmingham outfit have now successfully lured Gerrard south of the border after sacking Dean Smith last weekend.
The Finland international is a key player at Ibrox, having started 11 of Rangers’ 13 league games this season, as well as three of their four Europa League matches (via WhoScored).
According to The Daily Record, Villa’s sporting director Johan Lange apparently remains ‘a big fan’ of Kamara, and Gerrard’s arrival could set a pursuit in motion.
The report claimed that ‘the groundwork has already been put in’ for a potential move from Glasgow to the Midlands for the 26-year-old. Rangers need to sell players due to the financial model under which they operate, and Gerrard could take advantage by swooping for Kamara as well as Ryan Kent.
It’s no surprise that Gerrard is keen on a reunion with Kamara, a player he described as ‘excellent’ and with a ‘fantastic attitude’, but this is the scenario that Rangers fans may have feared when it became clear that the 41-year-old was bound for Villa Park.
Replacing him with a figure of similar stature could be crucial to persuading some of the Gers’ biggest players to stay put. Having signed the Finnish midfielder for a paltry £50,000 in 2019, the Scottish champions may need to have a similarly shrewd eye for a bargain if Kamara goes and they want to adequately replace him while not compromising their financial model.
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