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Southampton signing this 24-year-old Rangers star would be a smart move by Hasenhuttl

Glen Kamara joined Rangers from Dundee in January 2019. (Getty Images)
Glen Kamara joined Rangers from Dundee in January 2019. (Getty Images)

Why Glen Kamara would be a fantastic signing for Southampton

According to Hampshire LiveSouthampton have been linked with Glen Kamara of Rangers FC. Southampton have also been linked with a couple more midfielders such as Liam Moore. Kamara, however, has been on the radar of several Premier League clubs such as Leeds United and Everton.

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Born in Tampere, Finland, to parents of Sierra Leonean descent, Glen Kamara started his footballing education in the youth ranks of Southend United in England before joining Arsenal’s academy back in 2012. Despite establishing himself as a key player for the U-23s, Kamara made only a solitary first-team appearance for the Gunners.

The Finnish international spent time on loan at Colchester United and Southend United before moving north of the border to join Dundee in the Scottish Premiership. Kamara made 65 appearances for Dundee in all competitions before securing a move to Rangers in January 2019.

Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara in action against Celtic. (Getty Images)
Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara in action against Celtic. (Getty Images)

The 24-year-old has since established himself as a key player for Rangers under Gerrard, accumulating 2 goals and 3 assists in 69 appearances across all competitions (source – Transfermarkt). Kamara represented Finland at U-19 and U-21 levels before making his senior international debut in 2017 and has amassed 21 caps for his nation so far.

Why Kamara would be a fantastic signing for the Saints

It is no secret that Southampton are in dire need of midfield reinforcements. The club have let go of three midfielders, namely Mario Lemina, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Harrison Reed.

This leaves them with a barebones midfield of Oriol Romeu, Stuart Armstrong, Will Smallbone and James Ward-Prowse. While they did add Ibrahima Diallo from Stade Brest, it still does not fill up the midfield ranks.

Glen Kamara of Rangers in action during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers FC and Blackburn Rovers at Ibrox Stadium on July 21, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Getty Images)
Glen Kamara of Rangers in action during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers FC and Blackburn Rovers at Ibrox Stadium on July 21, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Getty Images)

Glen Kamara would not only add to their midfield stocks but also add to the quality. The Rangers man is a trusted lieutenant of manager Steven Gerrard and you know a player is quality when a legendary midfielder of the game trusts you.

While he may be a defensive midfielder, he is also versatile enough to play in central midfield. More than anything, he will represent a huge upgrade on Oriol Romeu who is prone to the occasional rough challenge.

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Kamara would be a fantastic option for Southampton if they were to pursue him and to be honest, they should. He is a cool customer and does not get fazed by the opposition. A wonderful signing he will be for Southampton if they can somehow pull the deal off.

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