Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara could turn down interest from the likes of Leeds due to his current club’s participation in next season’s Champions League, according to Noel Whelan.
The ex-Leeds striker was reacting to recent reports that his former club, along with the likes of Arsenal, Brentford, Brighton, Burnley, Everton, Newcastle, Sheffield United and Southampton, are all keeping tabs on the Finnish international.
Whelan thinks that while Kamara would be tempted by the chance of playing in the English Premier League, he may feel that the Gers can meet his ambitions:
“He’d definitely add something to Leeds United but it depends on whether they’re going to allow him to leave. That’s the problem. When you’ve got a Champions League side in Rangers, would a player want to leave or would he want to give it a shot there? It’s difficult because how far they are going to make it in the Champions League we’re not so sure.”
Kamara’s current contract at Ibrox expires in 2023, so there is no immediate need to hand the 25-year-old a new deal. However, manager Steven Gerrard is keen to ensure that the player’s head isn’t turned and talks are currently underway to extend his stay with the Light Blues.
If the midfielder does put pen to paper, it would also put Rangers in a good bargaining position were offers to be made in the future. It has been claimed that the Scottish champions value the player in excess of £10m.