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Salernitana are looking to bring Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara to Italy with TuttoSalernitana claiming that the Finland international could reunite with former Ibrox team-mate Lassana Coulibaly at the Serie A outfit.
During the final few days of the Giovanni van Bronckhorst era at Rangers, it became increasingly difficult to overlook report of discontent behind the scenes.
Kamara is one of those who reportedly fell out with the Dutchman. Speculation which only increased after the Finland international was hauled off at half-time during the dismal 1-1 draw with St Mirren.
The former Dundee United enforcer started only three Premiership matches between August and the World Cup break. And Kamara, alongside Alfredo Morelos, has come to symbolise Rangers’ rather dramatic decline over the last few months. A midfielder who once went toe-to-toe with some of the biggest clubs on the continent in the Europa League now stumbling through games against lower-level domestic opposition; a fading shadow of his once imposing best.
Kamara still has a number of years remaining on his Rangers contract; unlike Scott Arfield, Ryan Jack, Filip Helander and co. Rangers may be tempted to cash in given his underwhelming recent form, however. Then again, any hopes of a £10 million sale might have already gone up in smoke.
An ambitious Salernitana outfit are reportedly looking into a potential January deal for the one-time Arsenal youngster. I Granata have made a number of high-profile signings since being promoted to Serie A in 2021. Boulaye Dia, Krzysztof Piatek, Antonio Candreva and former France superstar Franck Ribery among them.
Salernitana, the report adds, want a central midfielder to provide competition for Lassana Coulibaly. They reportedly believe Kamara could fill such a role. Coulibaly, ironically enough, spent part of the 2018/19 season alongside Kamara at Ibrox.
Rangers legend Kris Boyd, meanwhile, believes there are only six players currently in royal blue who deserve to play a key part in a new regime under a new manager. Kamara, unsurprisingly given the nature of his recent displays, is not among them.
“You could set your stall by James Tavernier, John Lundstram, Connor Goldson, Ben Davies, Tom Lawrence and Ryan Kent. If he decides to stay,” Boyd tells the Scottish Sun.
“The rest — some through age and others who are not good enough — will be cast aside.”
“I don’t think Rangers have got many players they could sell for proper money,” adds ex-Hibs ace Tam McManus.
“(Kamara) looks as if he’s downed tools. He wants to leave as well, so there’s a real problem at Ibrox.”
Jack, Arfield, Helander, Morelos, Kent, Allan McGregor and Steven Davis are all out of contract in 2023. Whoever takes Van Bronckhorst’s place, then, will be dealt a very difficult hand.
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