Rangers preparing long-term contract for 24-year-old star

Steven Gerrard is ready to offer one of his key men a new contract to fend off Premier League interest. Speaking to Football Insider, former Ger, Alan Hutton feels this can only be a good thing as Glen Kamara has been a revelation since his bargain £50k move from Dundee last winter.

With Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Burnley, Aston Villa, Sheffield United and Leeds United all said to be interested, the Scottish giants are looking to protect their asset and reward him for the form he has shown since Kamara arrived at the club.

As an established Finland international, who will be one of his country’s key men at this summer’s European Championships, his value is only going to go in one direction, not only do Gers have to show Glen how important he is to the club, they now have to pay him accordingly.

They can’t put a transfer fee of £10m plus on him and not pay him a salary that matches or a least indicates his worth. Hutton is correct, the Gers have to tie the midfielder down to a longer, improved deal, even if it is to improve Gers negotiating position if teams come calling for the former Gunners academy graduate.