Leeds United have completed the signing of midfielder Glen Kamara, who joins the Whites from Scottish Premiership side Rangers on a four year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Leeds’ interest in Kamara has been well-documented all summer, but reports surrounding a move to West Yorkshire have gathered pace in recent days.
✍️ #LUFC is delighted to announce the signing of Glen Kamara from Rangers
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 31, 2023
The 27-year-old becomes the second midfielder to sign for Leeds in the last 24 hours following the club’s recent acquisition of Werder Bremen’s Ilia Gruev, as manager Daniel Farke seeks to strengthen a midfield that has looked undeniably light in terms of personnel this season.
With Ethan Ampadu and Archie Gray being the only two players to occupy the deep-lying defensive role so far this term, there have been concerns amongst the Leeds fanbase as to who would step in to fill the hole left in the squad if either were absent for any reason.
The signing of Kamara and Gruev alike will go a long way towards alleviating these fears as both players bring a wealth of experience at domestic and international level.
Kamara in particular has been a mainstay of the Rangers squad since his £50,000 acquisition from fellow Scottish side Dundee in January 2019, making 193 appearances for the Gers in both defensive midfield and central midfield positions. He also boasts 52 caps for Finland’s senior squad, scoring twice.
A Leeds statement confirming the signing read: “Leeds United are delighted to announce the signing of Glen Kamara from Scottish side Rangers, subject to international clearance and a work permit.
“The 27-year-old midfielder joins the Whites for an undisclosed fee, in a permanent transfer.
“Kamara has penned a four-year deal at Elland Road, running until the summer of 2027.”
Kamara becomes Leeds’ eighth signing of what has been a busy transfer window in LS11, following Ethan Ampadu, Karl Darlow, Sam Byram, Joe Rodon, Joel Piroe, Djed Spence and Ilia Gruev to Elland Road.