Glasgow Rangers star Glen Kamara was on the verge of a move from Ibrox to the 22-time Russian champions last summer.
The Lowdown: Interest rises in Kamara
After playing a big role for the Gers in their Premiership title success last term, there has been plenty of interest in the Finland international from south of the border.
The likes of Watford (Gianluigi Longari), Arsenal (Give Me Sport) and Leeds (TEAMtalk) are all said to have been in pursuit of the 25-year-old, but it appears he could have made a move further afield 12 months ago.
The Latest: Failed move emerges
As per soccer.ru, Zarema Salikhova, the wife of Spartak Moscow owner Leonid Fedun, has revealed:
“Offered last summer when Souchek refused. The footballer was ready to move, in the course of negotiations the price was brought down to 5 million. Plays in Scotland, a family nest in Finland. I really wanted to play closer to home. Comfortable for him. Breeding negative feedback. So I think: would he have strengthened Spartak or, thank God, he hadn’t bought it?”
The Verdict: Worth a lot more
The Gers signed Kamara from Dundee in January 2019 for just £50,000 (Transfermarkt) – £5m would have represented a huge profit. However, after the Gers’ success this term and also appearing in and impressing at the European Championships, Kamara’s value will have gone through the roof.
Will Glen Kamara be at Rangers next season?
Last year, it was suggested by The Athletic that Kamara is worth £10m – a considerable fee – and, if he is to leave this summer, the Ibrox outfit will surely be looking for an even bigger fee than that considering their success this term.
Ross Wilson and co will be counting their lucky stars that a deal didn’t go through last year.
In other news, Rangers fans were livid as this video emerged.
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