Rangers midfielder, Glen Kamara, is the latest player to be linked with a move to Sheffield United this January.
The Sun reports that the Finland international is wanted by Chris Wilder. As usual, Wilder has remained coy on who his targets might be during the current window.
However, Kamara’s name is one that keeps getting mentioned. Along with Aston Villa and Leeds United, it is believed Kamara is high on the wishlist of players the Blades boss would like to bring to Bramall Lane.
But just who is Glen Kamara and would he be a suitable signing for Sheffield United at the moment?
Highly-rated by Steven Gerrard
Kamara is a defensive midfield player whose primary role for Rangers is to break up attacks and sit in front of the back four.
His energy levels and calmness in possession make him the ideal player for this role, too. Indeed, only a few weeks back, Kamara produced a level-headed performance in the cauldron-like atmosphere of Parkhead as the Gers saw off rivals, Celtic.
Furthermore, his manager Steven Gerrard has sung his praises previously. Kamara’s form was excellent last season. In fact, such was his form, that Gerrard was forced to acknowledge he knew people were watching on.
“I don’t put numbers on my players. But we know he is getting watched now,” Gerrard said at the time (Scottish Sun).
“He is a good-mannered boy who wants to learn and wants to work. He is in a fantastic place doing well for Finland as well.”
The mention of Finland is important from Gerrard. Kamara is already into double figures for the Scandanavians in terms of caps. It’s a number that’s expected to increase in the coming seasons, too.
He’s started 12 times this season for Rangers. In all but two of those starts he has seen the 90 minutes out. Once again, it’s a testament to how highly Steven Gerrard rates him.
A good fit for the Blades at the moment
Furthermore, bringing in a defensive-minded player like Kamara is good thinking. Besic has come in and done well at times this season.
But the cover is needed for Ollie Norwood. Not only that, it would give Wilder the option of fielding both Norwood and Kamara. That’s an avenue that the Blades boss needs to have available, especially if, as expected, United stay up.
Bringing in the right players in January is always tough. In Glen Kamara, the Blades would be getting a player coming into his prime years and with plenty to prove (Kamara was let got by Arsenal as a youngster).
As midfield players go, within the budget of the Blades, they don’t come much better than the Rangers man.