Rangers: Glen Kamara’s value has soared

Glasgow Rangers have had an uneasy relationship with transfers over the previous few seasons, with the success stories being outweighed by the poor deals and missed opportunities that have soured the likes of Steven Gerrards and Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s time at the club.

Bringing players such as Cedric Itten, Juninho Bacuna, and Eros Grezda to the Ibrox side for inflated transfer fees, while failing to adequately perform on the pitch has frustrated the supporters, coupled with the fact Ross Wilson missed out on signing Joey Veerman and Danilho Doekhi in the previous year, approaching potential incomings will be of even more important under Michael Beale.

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It hasn’t all been bad however, with the likes of John Lundstram, Ryan Jack, and Joe Aribo all arriving at the club for free or minimal fees and have been outstanding, with the latter securing a move to the Premier League due to his performances for the club.

It is a signing made by Gerrard back in January 2019 that has been arguably the finest in terms of both value for money and input on the pitch – Glen Kamara.

How much is Glen Kamara worth now?

The Ibrox side secured his services by paying Dundee £50k just over four years ago and the move has worked out extremely well since.

The former Arsenal youngster has made nearly 200 appearances for the club while chipping in with 20 goal contributions and was one of the first names on the team sheet under Gerrard.

The Englishman dubbed him as a “monster” shortly after his arrival and the Finnish international became a key cog in his midfield, playing a crucial role in the club’s Premiership winning campaign in 2020/2021.

During that season, Kamara played in all but five of the side’s matches as they strolled to the title. He averaged 76.3 touches per match, showing his ability to retain possession while constantly demanding the ball while maintaining a 91% pass success rate during the season.

By making 1.1 tackles and 0.9 interceptions per match alongside winning 59% of his total duels, he was extremely solid defensively too.

Kamara is now worth €5.2m (£4.6m) according to FootballTransfers and this represents an increase of 9100%, quite simply a staggering amount and Rangers could potentially get even more for their minimal return if they planned on selling the 27-year-old.

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Last summer, Nice were linked with a £10m move for the player and although nothing materialised, Beale will know he could make a solid profit on the midfielder if needs be during the next few months.