Barry Ferguson believes that Glen Kamara’s new contract could result in Rangers’ form improving this season.
Earlier this week it was announced that Ross Wilson, the Gers’ director of football, had successfully tied the 25-year-old down to a new deal.
Kamara has extended his contract at Rangers until the year 2025, drawing a line under the speculation regarding his future at Ibrox this past summer.
Steven Gerrard’s side have been stuttering in the Premiership and the Europa League, dropping six points domestically already after not losing a single game in this competition last season.
But Rangers legend Ferguson believes that the news about Kamara – who joined the light Blues for only £50,000 in 2019 – could lift the players’ collective morale.
He told The Daily Record: “I know he [Gerrard] will have been delighted to get Kamara tied down on a new contract running to 2025. Oh my, what else can you say about that lad? To get him for just 50 grand was the deal of the century.
“It’s been a sticky start but I think this could be the lift the dressing room was looking for. I certainly always got a boost when the club got one of our better players to commit to a longer-term contract. I’m sure Glen will respond now that any uncertainty over his future has been removed and he will take his game up another level.”
Ferguson said that the uncertainty over his future has been removed, but that isn’t completely true.
The Athletic reported this week that Rangers could still sell the Finland international, providing the money is right.
According to that report, Kamara struck a ‘compromise’ with the Ibrox club’s hierarchy and he’ll be allowed to leave Glasgow if a ‘suitable’ bid were to arrive.
With that in mind, surely Rangers players know about this agreement and that, in theory, negates Ferguson’s argument that the team’s form will improve.
Despite the new contract, Kamara isn’t any more committed to staying in Glasgow and his teammates will know that.