Glen Kamara is a key player for Rangers but should be sacrificed in the transfer market to make up for pandemic-related financial losses.
That is according to ex-Scottish Premiership striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively after Football Insider revealed that Rangers now value the 25-year-old at £10million-plus.
Kamara has played in 39 matches in all competitions this season and has been particularly impressive in Rangers’ Europa League run.
The 27-time Finland international has missed just 16 minutes of action for Steven Gerrard’s side in Europe on route to the last-16.
Whelan was quick to praise the impressive Kamara but claimed Rangers might be forced into selling him in the current financial climate.
He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “He’s one that Steven Gerrard wants to tie down to a new contract and rightly so.
“But the way this season’s been in terms of Covid, bills, the running of the club, maybe one player has to leave to cover those losses.
“Maybe that’s a realisation that they need to get £10-15m in the bank to make up for the money they’ve lost. They might just have to sacrifice one player.
“If you can get that then great. But at the same time you know you’re weakening your side by losing a key player. But at times like this, you’ve got to look after the club first.
“There will be a queue for a player like that, a specialist in the midfield area and the sort of player you need to win any kind of Championship.”
Kamara signed for Rangers from Dundee in January 2019, costing just £50,000.
He began his career with Arsenal, spending time out on loan with Southend and Colchester before moving north of the border.