Date: 21st July 2021 at 11:30am
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Rangers academy and pathway to the first-team squad is in a much better shape than it was when Billy Gilmour left Auchenhowie to move to London’s bright lights with Chelsea.

Steven Gerrard is now keen to avoid a repeat of the situation that saw one of the Light Blues most prized assets head south after it emerged that West Ham United have made a bid in the region of £600,000 for Kai Kennedy, as reported by Football Insider and the player himself:

“It is extremely flattering that West Ham have made an offer for me and it would be a great opportunity to be able to work with a top manager such as David Moyes, but I am a Rangers player until I am told otherwise.”

Kennedy’s Rangers career has been far from plain sailing, a mixture of contract issues and – assumed – attitude problems made it look like he was heading out the door only for him to sign a new contract which takes him up to the summer of 2023 buying the club a bit of time in planning his development.

Do Rangers need any more players in midfield?

Yes

Yes

No

No

The forward did well out on loan last season and should be looking to take a step up to the Premiership to test himself at a higher level, he’s not been seen around the first-team in pre-season so it would be a surprise if he is suddenly promoted.

He still has a lot to learn but clearly has potential, he just needs to get his head down and have a solid 12 months where provides the sort of numbers that a Rangers should be contributing, then he might get a chance for our own top manager.