Arsenal have been scouting their former midfielder Glen Kamara of Rangers as a possible alternative signing to Yves Bissouma, according to reports.
Rangers want £10m for a sale, but that would make him a significantly cheaper alternative to Bissouma, who could cost over £40m. As a result, you’d imagine it will depend on other business and the funds available this summer.
If the club need to save money to invest in another signing, perhaps they’ll consider Kamara over Bissouma. If not, Bissouma’s Premier League experience might make him the first-choice target.
Last January, Arsenal were linked with a move for Kamara, after sending scouts to many of his games around that time. It didn’t lead to anything then, with the suggestion from those who know the player that he wanted silverware with Rangers.
But perhaps that outlook has changed now that Kamara has that silverware. Rangers are this year’s league champions in the Scottish Premiership, and the 25-year-old might want to start thinking about where he wants to spend his peak years.
Kamara spent five years with Arsenal as a young player, making his debut for the first team in the League Cup but moving onto Dundee Football Club after a couple of loans didn’t lead to further first-team integration with the Gunners.