Glen Kamara Set to Depart Rangers: Leeds United and Southampton Emerge as Potential Suitors

In an exclusive interview with Give Me Sport, Dean Jones has revealed that Glen Kamara is being pursued by Leeds United and Southampton. The 27-year-old is now expected to leave the Ibrox Stadium for a modest fee of £5m in the coming weeks, signaling an end to his successful tenure with the Scottish side.

Since his arrival at Rangers in January 2019, Kamara has established himself as a key figure in the team, amassing an impressive 193 appearances for the Gers. His contributions were pivotal to the club’s triumph in the 2020-2021 league title race, as well as their memorable run to the 2021-2022 Europa League final.

Despite experiencing a slight dip in form last season, Kamara’s consistent performances for Rangers have not gone unnoticed. His international career with Finland, featuring 52 caps, further underscores his value as a player. As a result, several clubs have expressed a keen interest in securing his services. According to The Herald, Rangers are seeking a transfer fee of £5m, while TEAMtalk reports that Sheffield United, Rennes, Nice, Frosinone, and Genoa are all vying for Kamara’s signature.

Jones, in his interview, confirmed the Championship interest in Kamara, specifically from Leeds United and Southampton. He stated, “It does look like he will finally leave. Leeds and Southampton are looking at him. In the Championship, he would be a great signing. He has offers from abroad too, though, so it’ll be interesting to see what he decides.” The acquisition of Kamara would be a significant boost for Leeds, who are in dire need of reinforcements in the central midfield position. With his ball-playing abilities and vast international and European experience, Kamara would be an ideal fit for a team akin to Daniel Farke’s style of play. Moreover, at a mere £5m, he would represent an absolute bargain.

However, Kamara undoubtedly aspires to ply his trade at the highest level. A potential move to Leeds United hinges on the club’s ability, as well as that of Southampton, to persuade him to consider a stint in the Championship with the prospect of swift promotion. Nevertheless, nothing is guaranteed in the dynamic world of football transfers.

Exciting opportunities await Kamara beyond the borders of the United Kingdom as well. Rennes, Sheffield United, Nice, and Genoa are all clubs that present intriguing prospects for the midfielder—a player who likely never envisioned the remarkable career he would carve out when he joined Dundee from Arsenal. The majority of his success can be attributed to his time under the guidance of Steven Gerrard at Rangers.

As the forthcoming weeks unfold, the footballing world will eagerly await Glen Kamara’s decision, as he weighs his options between domestic and foreign suitors. Regardless of his choice, one thing is certain: the Finnish star has left an indelible mark at Rangers, and his departure will undoubtedly leave a void that will be challenging to fill.