Ranger fans are starting to get used to their players being the subject of transfer speculation including some of our much vaunted academy squad attracting attention from Europe’s biggest sides.
This week we have seen bids for Kai Kennedy knocked back – rumoured to be upwards of £1million – but it looks as though West Ham United are keen to get their man after it was revealed that a second bid has been rejected as revealed by a couple of sources.
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The diminutive forward is expected to go out on loan this season, he is under contract until 2023, with Dunfermline being the most likely destination, however, as reported by Football Insider, he has now re-joined the first team squad training programme under the watchful eye of Steven Gerrard:
“Manager Steven Gerrard has also reacted to the West Ham interest by bringing Kennedy back into the first-team fold.
“The teenager has been training with the ‘B’ team at Rangers for the last five months while being made to wait for his senior chance.
“His return from the cold could be enough to convince him his future remains at Ibrox.”
Kennedy is a hugely talented player but he, like Nathan Patterson and Stephen Kelly have done, has to prove that he has more than just talent and that he has the work rate, desire and dedication to one day become a regular in Light Blue.
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It’s a big season for the Scotland Under-21 international, if he can improve his end product the next natural step is for him to become a more regular feature in Gerrard’s squad, let’s see how much he wants to impress him.