Dundee manager Jim McIntyre has revealed that he would prefer for Glen Kamara to leave in the January window after the midfielder agreed a pre-contract move to Rangers in the summer.
The Finnish international midfielder agreed a four-year deal with the Ibrox club. It is believed that Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is keen to have Kamara join his new teammates in this window and McIntyre has revealed that Kamara’s departure would also be his preference.
“I would rather he went just now,” he revealed.
“I think that is exactly what Glen is looking for as well.
“I think clearly before this came about then there is no doubt in my mind that it is difficult for a player to focus on the job in hand when he knows he is going somewhere else.”
Should a deal not be reached between the two clubs then Kamara would remain a Dundee player until the end of the season, however McIntyre feels prepared to manage that situation should it arise.
“You’ve got to manage whatever situation you are in,” he said.
“The question was: ‘would you prefer he moved on?’
“I know Glen would rather move on and I think it is best for all parties, but until anything is agreed then he is a Dundee player.”
Should a deal be reached between Dundee and Rangers then a fee would be involved. Naturally McIntyre would like to see some of those funds as he looks to strengthen his side, however he has expressed his gratitude for the backing he has received from the club board so far.
“I think that’s a question to ask Mr Nelms and not me,” he said.
“What I will say is that both John (Nelms) and Tim (Keyes) have been very supportive in this transfer window and continue to be so.
“Obviously any manager would be looking to try and maximise any fee that was brought in to try and improve the squad.”
Meanwhile, Dundee are back in action this Saturday in the Scottish Cup as Queen of the South visit Dens Park on Saturday.