Exclusive: McNamara claims Rangers ace ideal signing for Leeds amid Ibrox transfer hunt

Jackie McNamara insists that Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara is good enough to meet the intense demands of Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa as the Championship side keep tabs on him.

The former Scotland international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the 24-year-old should have no trouble fitting in at Elland Road, having demonstrated his great energy and dynamism at Ibrox during 2019.

As exclusively revealed by Football Insider, Leeds are among a number of clubs tracking the Finnish international ahead of the January transfer window, Kamara having joined Steven Gerrard’s side back at the start of 2019.


McNamara says there really should not be any problems for Kamara working under Bielsa, who is known for demanding an incredible amount from his players in terms of stamina and energy, if he were to make the move from Rangers to Leeds United.

Asked if Kamara has what it takes to play under Bielsa, McNamara told Football Insider: “Yeah, definitely. I think he’s done well at Rangers anyway.

“Time will tell if it’s the right one, the right move, and if he’s good enough for Leeds.”

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Kamara had initially agreed to move to Ibrox on a pre-contract deal back in January for the summer transfer window but he joined Gerrard’s men on deadline day instead, costing a reported £50,000 which the Gers boss has gone on to call a bargain.

He has played 36 times across all competitions for the Glasgow giants, 20 of those appearances coming this season, with the first of his two goals coming against Dundee just weeks after leaving the club.

In other Leeds United news, Danny Mills has made a positive claim about the future of an “absolutely superb” talent at Elland Road.