According to The Daily Record, Rangers have offered Dundee £50k to sign midfielder Glen Kamara this month.
The 23-year-old former Arsenal player is set to join The Gers in the summer, but Steven Gerrard is keen to bring him to Ibrox as soon as possible.
The Glasgow club have set their sights on the midfielder this month, but now only have a few days to secure his immediate arrival. This is something that Rangers need to do if they want to send a message to their bitter rivals Celtic in the chase for the Scottish Premiership.
A lot of the time signings are about the status of a club- a way of flaunting who you can and cannot bring into your club. With Celtic liberally signing new players this month from some of the biggest clubs in Europe, Rangers need to send a message to keep up. Of course, Dundee does not compare to European giants PSG, who Celtic signed Timothy Weah on loan from, but it sends a message out nonetheless.
Should Rangers fail to recruit the Finland international it suggests that The Gers do not wield as much power in Scotland as they once did, and makes them appear inferior to Celtic. Land him, and they are not only keeping up with Celtic in the transfer window, but cement their place as a titan of the league.
Rangers now sit three points behind Celtic in the league; Kamara will be a great addition to the team in pursuing The Bhoys, but most importantly, his signing lays down a marker to the rest of Scotland.
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