£6m price tag ruined Rangers star’s Ibrox exit
According to Ukrainian channel TaToTake.
There are bargains, and then there is Glen Kamara.
Taking full advantage of the end of his contract with Dundee, Rangers snapped up the former Arsenal youngster for just £50,000 in January 2019.
According to reportsthat same player would cost £10m these days.
For those who don’t have a calculator handy, let us do the math.
That’s a 200% mark-up on a player who, when it comes time to bid farewell to life at Ibrox, will make Rangers the kind of profit that would make even the wizened old face of Mr Burns smile.
Where will Glen Kamara go after leaving Rangers?
Kamara generated a lot of interest during her time in Glasgow, from inside and outside the UK.
16-time Ukrainian Premier League champions Dinamo Kyiv have decided to ‘take their shot’ in the summer of 2021. They have, however, been put off by Rangers’ demands.
“There’s a story with Glen Kamara,” says TaToTake host Mikhail Spivakovsky.
“There was substantial interest in this player. But the amount the Scots wanted – €6-7m – was beyond Dynamo bosses’ understanding of what could be offered for this player.
“Then he played at the European Championships and the price naturally increased.”
A cultivated and versatile central midfielder with more strings to his bow than a Glen Campbell guitar, Kamara is proving to be like essential to Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s game plan as it was to Steven Gerrard’s, gave more freedom to push and join the attack under the former Feyenoord coach.
How long will Kamara stay with Rangers?
In addition to Dinamo Kyiv, another Eastern European side – Spartak Moscow – made their own move about 18 months ago.
Kamara, it seems, was also open to the idea of swapping Glasgow for the Russian capital.
“The footballer was ready to move,” says Zarema Salikhova, wife of Spartak owner.
“During negotiations, the price was reduced to five million. His family lives in Finland. He really wanted to play closer to home.
“I think he would have strengthened Spartak.”
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