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Report: Leeds in five-way battle for Rangers midfielder

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Report: Leeds in five-way battle for Rangers midfielder

The Mail have claimed that Leeds remain interested in signing Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara this summer, having been previously linked before the turn of the year – but they face competition from four other English clubs.

Kamara, 25, has been immense for Steven Gerrard’s Rangers since joining the club for £50,000 in January 2019. In just over two years, he has clocked up 99 appearances in all competitions, and become a regular for his country.

His form this season, as well as 27 caps for Finland, is attracting interest from south of the border. Leeds have been previously linked, with TeamTalk claiming last October that Leeds, Everton and Southampton were scouting him.

 

That interest has remained, with Leeds and the Saints still keen. Brighton, Burnley and Watford are also want a player that is represented by the same agency that look after ex-Leeds man Ross McCormack – as per TransferMarkt.

However, Rangers are desperate to keep the ex-Arsenal man and are looking to tie him down on a longer contract. His current deal at Ibrox expires in the summer of 2023, but that is not expected to dissuade interested clubs.

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TBR’s view – Leeds could do with Kamara

A left-back is likely to be Marcelo Bielsa’s priority this summer with Stuart Dallas shining in central midfield and Gjanni Alioski’s contract due to expire. But Leeds do need another body in the middle of the park.

They tried to sign Rodrigo De Paul last summer, but Udinese priced them out of a move. A medical for Michael Cuisance fell through. So, Leeds could do with a central midfielder and Kamara would be an excellent buy.

Not only can he play as a box-to-box midfielder, he can act as a deep-lying playmaker and would also offer cover for Kalvin Phillips. Kamara, who has helped Rangers win this season’s title, could be the ideal number six.

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