Aston Villa transfer news: Deal for £10m Rangers man gathers serious pace as star drops significant hint

Glen Kamara of Rangers during the cinch Premiership match at McDiarmid Park, Perth

Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara has seemingly opened the door on a transfer to Aston Villa after reacting to TEAMtalk’s exclusive about a potential January switch to Villa Park.

The 26-year-old midfielder is at something of a career crossroads after making a big name for himself at Ibrox. Having signed there in a bargain £50,000 move from Dundee in January 2019, he’s established himself as one of the Scottish Premiership’s leading midfielders. His magnificent form has led to plenty of speculation, with Leeds among his suitors.

However, Rangers moved to safeguard the midfielder’s future by tying him to a new four-year deal last September. That ensures he can remain at Ibrox until summer 2025.

This season, however, has not gone to plan and Kamara has been struggling for game-time under Giovanni van Bronckhorst. To that end, he’s started just two Scottish Premiership matches this season, playing in a total of 125 minutes.

As a result, Rangers are open to his sale in the January window as they look to generate some transfer funds. And sources indicated to TEAMtalk that the hunt is being led by Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa.

Summer suitors Nice are also in contention, having come close to prising Kamara away from Ibrox in the summer. But it is Gerrard’s team who are strongly on the scene, with the Villa boss having a close bond with the player.

Indeed, under Gerrard’s guidance, Kamara established himself as one of the Scottish Premiership’s best.

Now that bound could be recaptured again at Villa Park in January.

Responding to our article, Kamara himself has opened the door on a potential move to Villa Park.

Glen Kamara open to possible Aston Villa transfer

Speaking to Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, Kamara admits that moving to the Premier League is something he’s considering.

“I have always dreamed of playing in the Premier League,” Kamara reveals. “And perhaps not just playing in the English Premier League, but in the top five leagues in general. They all interest me.”

Asked about a possible January move, Kamara was keen not to offer any more hints, reiterating his gratitude to Rangers.

He added: “Let’s see what happens. My time at Rangers has been good. The club has been good to me. I’ve been there for almost four years. Who knows what the future will bring.

“We just have to wait and see what happens.”

Kamara started his career at Arsenal but failed to make a single Premier League appearance for the club.

To that end, the 26-year-old may feel like he has unfinished business south of the border.

Move makes plenty of sense for Steven Gerrard

Gerrard certainly needs to address his midfield come the January window. Summer signing Boubacar Kamara is currently undergoing a spell on the sidelines with a knee problem that threatens to end his World Cup dream.

Further down the line, however, the club look likely to lose Douglas Luiz. The Brazilian was the subject of a deadline day approach from Arsenal. And while Gerrard was quick to rebuff the offer, Luiz has reportedly told friends he wants to move to Emirates Stadium.

In addition, the club are willing to listen to offers for French midfielder Morgan Sanson. He has failed to have the expected impact at Villa Park since a £16m switch from Marseille and will likely be on the move come January. As it stands, he has just one appearance – in the Carabao Cup – to his name this season.

As such, Villa fans may well be seeing Glen Kamara and Boubacar Kamara competing for midfield slots alongside John McGinn come the new year.

If the Villans can strike a £10m deal that is a signing that makes a great deal of sense for Gerrard. And if he can get the player performing for Villa as he did for Rangers, the fee may prove a relative bargain.

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