Steven Gerrard is putting pressure on the Rangers board to secure Glen Kamara to a new and improved contract.
That is according to ex-England international Danny Mills, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley about the 25-year-old midfielder.
Kamara has been instrumental in Rangers’ remarkable unbeaten run this season and delivered impressive displays last week in their wins over Lech Poznan and Dundee United.
Gerrard called on Rangers chiefs to sort out Kamara’s contract situation after his display last Thursday and hinted at the club being bombarded with interest in the player.
He told Sky Sports: “I thought he was outstanding from start to finish and my advice to the club is to move that situation along as quickly as they can.”
Mills believes Gerrard’s public tactics are fairly transparent.
He told Football Insider: “When a manager comes out and mentions a new contract, that’s to put a bit of pressure on.
“It lets the fans know, ‘we want to sign him, we want to keep him’. It’s a little bit different at the moment, but whenever people see you after the game or in the street or wherever it might be they’ll say ‘we love you, we want you to sign’. Now you’ll get that on social media.
“It’s all about putting pressure on him and the club to say ‘we really want him, but if he doesn’t want to sign then that’s down to the player and board, not us not trying’.
“It’s a bit of a political bargaining, a little bit of posturing.”
Kamara has made 23 appearances for Rangers this season, including 10 Scottish Premiership starts and starts in all six of their Europa League group stage matches.
His contract with the Light Blues runs until the summer of 2023.