Newcastle United have set their sights on a late swoop for Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara, though the Scottish giants are keen on holding on to their star player.
According to TeamTalk, Newcastle United have expressed the desire to sign Glen Kamara. The Premier League club is desperate to secure a deal for a new midfielder during this remaining week of the summer transfer window.
Kamara has been identified as an ideal option due to his performances in the Scottish Premiership. His club Rangers, though, are adamant about keeping hold of the midfielder and are working on a deal to extend his contract. His current deal at Ibrox expires in the summer of 2023.
Newcastle United have had a difficult window so far, with their financial constraints forcing them to settle for loan deals. Although they did bring in Joe Willock on a multi-million deal from Arsenal, there is still some depth that needs to be added in the midfield department.
Kamara fits the bill perfectly, having enjoyed stellar success since his move to Rangers in 2019. Formerly of the Arsenal academy, the midfielder has already made 106 appearances in the Scottish Premiership, becoming a vital cog for the Rangers’ side that enjoyed a sensational 2020/21 campaign.
The Finnish international is likely being identified as a potential upgrade over the likes of Jeff Hendrick, Matty Longstaff and Sean Longstaff, who has also been linked with a move away from Tyneside, with former manager Rafa Benitez interested in his services.
Not to mention, NUFC’s key midfielder Isaac Hayden has often had to play in central defence to cover for potential injuries, thus leaving Jonjo Shelvey and Willock as the only reliable options in the middle of the park. Furthermore, Hayden has recently been linked with a move to Watford as well.
The addition of someone like Kamara, therefore, could make a world of sense for Newcastle United. But unfortunately for them, their financial restraints could once again see them missing out on the Rangers midfielder, who may not be available on a loan deal.
The Magpies, though, are keeping their options open. They have been reportedly eyeing a move for Leicester City outcast Hamza Choudhury, who could revive his career at St. James’ Park, although it will be interesting to see if the Foxes are open to offloading their young talent on a loan deal this summer.