Forget Mulumbu, Rangers and Celtic are right to target Glen Kamara

Celtic and Rangers fans show their support prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers and Celtic have reportedly been looking at Kilmarnock's Youssouf Mulumbu and Dundee's Scottish Premiership star Glen Kamara.

Celtic and Rangers fans show their support prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Not for the first time of late, Old Firm rivals Rangers and Celtic are targeting the same combative central midfielder.

The Scottish Sun reported in March that the Glasgow giants were both hot on the trial of 31-year-old Youssouf Mulumbu, who had shone since arriving at Kilmarnock on a short-term deal until the end of the season back in November.

The former West Brom and Norwich powerhouse inspired a 1-0 win away at Rangers and even scored the only goal in a victory over Celtic, establishing himself as one of the best midfielders north of the border. So what a signing he would be for free.

Youssouf Mulumbu of Kilmarnock vies with Jason Cummings of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Kilmarnock at Ibrox Stadium on March 17, 2018 in...

But the Sun is now claiming that there is another, younger name on Rangers' and Celtic’s shopping list.

It is understood that they are both keen on Dundee’s Glen Kamara, a 22-year-old Finland international who failed to make the grade at Arsenal but has shone at Dens Park.

Rangers scouted Kamara as they beat Dundee 4-0 earlier this month, the youngster turning in a performance the Ibrox crowd were very impressed by. And it is understood that Celtic’s interest was piqued when Kamara dominated the midfield during a recent goalless draw at Parkhead.

Glen Kamara of Dundee in action during the pre season friendly between Brechin City and Dundee at Glebe Park on July 11, 2017 in Brechin, Scotland.

Kamara has a contract until 2019 and will therefore cost a reported £1 million, which is obviously more expensive than the free-agent Mulumbu.

But while Mulumbu would be something of a short-term quick fix, Kamara is the sort of midfielder Rangers or Celtic could build their side around for years to come.

Yes he would put a decent dent in their transfer budget while Mulumbu threatens to be the bargain of the season but, in terms of longevity and sell-on value, there is only one winner.

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