According to a report in the Daily Mail (December 1; page 125), Juventus are keen on Rangers midfielder and former Derby County target Glen Kamara.
The publication claim the Italian champions are looking at the midfielder ahead of January. Gers, meanwhile, allegedly value the player at around £8 million.
His reported value is a huge increase on the £50k the Scottish Premiership club spent to bring him to Ibrox from Dundee during the 2019 January transfer window.
Kamara has been as one of the biggest bargains in recent years.
Derby, having a reported previous interest, will now be kicking themselves.
According to the Daily Mail, Derby were interested in the player prior to last January but the Rams opted against pushing ahead for his signature.
Kamara is predominantly a holding midfielder. However, the Finland international is comfortable on the ball and loves to drive forward. He is a dominant force in Scotland.
Derby haven’t had much success in the transfer market in recent years. The Rams have spent over £50 million on new players since finishing third in the Championship back in 2013-14. Somehow, they have massively regressed and currently sit in lower midtable.
Current manager Phillip Cocu is dealing with a mishmash of a squad put together by several different managers. His latest line-up suggested as such.
In what appeared to be a 4-2-3-1 system, Derby had a midfield consisting of fullback Jayden Bogle, striker Martyn Waghorn, utility man Duane Holmes and George Evans.
Alongside Krystian Bielik, Kamara would be one of Derby’s best players. However, the Rams missed their chance while the former Arsenal man could be set for a big move.
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