Rangers signed Glen Kamara from Dundee FC for a fee of around £50,000 in the January transfer window, and Steven Gerrard says it’s already looking like a bargain.

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Glen Kamara facing up against Manchester United u23s (Photo via Arsenal.com)
Glen Kamara facing up against Manchester United u23s (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Kamara spent five years with the Arsenal academy from 2012 to 2017, making plenty of appearances for the u23s and even making a first-team debut in the League Cup. Unfortunately, that first start didn’t go well, as The Gunners lost 3-0 to Sheffield Wednesday, and the Finland international never got another senior opportunity.

Instead, the defensive midfielder left on a free transfer to Dundee FC, where he made 64 appearances before moving to Rangers in January. Since then, he’s started all three games under manager Steven Gerrard, playing in two 5-0 wins and one 0-0 draw.

Speaking in quotes reported by The Courier, Gerrard admitted how impressed he is with the former Arsenal 23-year-old.

“I know it’s a bargain,” Gerrard said. “He’s a top player. He’s been schooled very well at Arsenal. Neil McCann also did an excellent job to take him to the next level while he was at Dundee.

“He fell out of favour with the current manager at Dundee but thankfully we got him in the door earlier than expected and we’re benefiting from that right now.

“He’s playing tomorrow. He just needs to go out and do what he’s been doing since he’s broken into the team, which is playing at a very high level.”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Glenn Middleton and Glen Kamara of Rangers are seen prior to the Ladbrookes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Johnstone at Ibrox Stadium on February 16, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – FEBRUARY 16: Glenn Middleton and Glen Kamara of Rangers are seen prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Johnstone at Ibrox Stadium on February 16, 2019, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s always good to see a player developed by Arsenal having an impact somewhere. Let’s hope Kamara achieves his potential under Gerrard at Rangers.

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