Glen Kamara Rangers cash windfall chance missed after Leeds play-off heartache

Rangers missed out on a Glen Kamara windfall
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Rangers have missed out on a windfall from selling Glen Kamara as a result of Leeds' play-offs heartache.

United were hoping to win promotion to the Premiership when they took on Southampton in yesterday's final with Adam Armstrong's first-half opener turning out to be the only goal. That mean's it's at least another year in the Championship for Daniel Farke' side, which includes Kamara.

The former Gers midfielder has been a regular in the team since making the switch from Ibrox last summer as the Whites' pushed for a top two finish and automatic promotion. But the wheels came off slightly towards the end and that allowed Leicester and Ipswich to push away and leave Leeds in third. Thumping Norwich in the semi-finals offered plenty of hope but Saints proved too much at Wembley.

As part of the deal done last summer, which saw the Ibrox men rake in an initial £5million, a clause was inserted which would have entitled them to another bonus of around £500,000 had promotion to the top flight been achieved. With Philippe Clement readying a summer rebuild, that would have come in handy.

Kamara started all three play-off games and was subbed off after 73 minutes at Wembley yesterday, while his former Gers teammate played the whole game on the opposing side. The Finland international was a bargain £50,000 signing from Dundee back in 2019 and became a key player under Steven Gerrard before falling out of things under other managers.

Rangers have already signed left-back Jefte to kick off their rebuild and hope to make centre-back Jose Cordoba another addition. Liam Kelly also looks to be on his way as a back-up goalkeeper after leaving Motherwell.

John Lundstram, Kemar Roofe, Borna Barisic, Ryan Jack and Leon Balogun are all free agents and look set to move on. There will be others who follow them out the door as the Belgian looks to make way for quality additions.