Former Rangers defender Alan Hutton has suggested that the Light Blues may be open to including a release clause in Glen Kamara’s new contract.
The Finnish international has confirmed that he is in discussions with the club about extending his current deal but, with the player attracting interest from a number of English Premier League teams, Hutton believes including a buyout fee could suit both the club and the player:
“Nowadays, with the likes of release clauses and things like that, if Rangers or Glen are willing to put that in there it suits everyone. Rangers are going to get value for the player, they’re giving the player the option that if this value is met, they’ll let him leave. To get to that stage he’s got to be playing at the top of his game so everybody’s a winner.”
Whether such a clause will be considered in reality, we shall have to wait and see. It can be a double-edged sword as if Kamara performs well, the club may feel he is worth more than the fee that has been agreed. However, as Hutton points out, it also means the player has been given a guarantee that he can leave if an offer reaches a certain level.
The likes of Arsenal, Brighton, Burnley, Leeds United, Southampton and Watford have all been mentioned as potential suitors for the 25-year-old, whose current contract expires in 2023.