Glasgow Rangers have tabled an outrageously cheeky opening bid of only £50,000 in attempt to sign Dundee’s Glen Kamara, according to The Express.
The versatile star has penned a pre-contract agreement with the Gers and the report suggests Steven Gerrard wants to land the future Ibrox player six months early.
However, surely the lowly Rangers bid for the current Finland internationalist will attract nothing but ridicule from Jim McIntyre’s Dundee and their board members.
But perhaps it’s only a starting gesture from the Glasgow giants and it will effectively lead to some sort of sensible dialogue between the two SPFL clubs.
Despite the reported attempt to land Kamara, Rangers are not short in the heart of their side.
Ross McCrorie, Ryan Jack, Scott Arfield, Steven Davis, Andy Halliday, Lassana Coulibaly and Jordan Rossiter are all still available in midfield.
Graham Dorrans and Jamie Murphy will soon be fit to resume training with the Rangers first team again also.
Daniel Candeias, Ryan Kent, Eros Grezda and Glenn Middleton can also play as wide midfield players.
Do Rangers really require this player until the end of this season? No!
Kamara has surprisingly not featured in any of Dundee’s last three fixtures since agreeing to join the Gers.
This could mean either of two things.
That McIntyre is raging with Kamara for signing for Rangers, and has discarded him from his relegation battle plans.
Or they didn’t want to jeopardise his chances of an early exit to Rangers, in case Kamara picked up a bad injury.
If Gerrard can persuade Dundee to part with Kamara for a reasonable amount, he could turn out to be a worthwhile addition to his squad.
In spite of a well-stocked midfield, it wouldn’t hurt to have the new man at Ibrox, working under the influence of the Rangers boss.
It would also allow Kamara to integrate longer and get to know all his new teammates, long before next summer begins.
Even allowing for the player leaving for nothing in June, it’s an extremely insulting, low offer for a talented player.
I think Rangers will have to offer a much more realistic six-figure sum, to tempt the Dens Park club to accept the early transfer.