Rangers fans have reacted with delight to a Glasgow Live report that claims Kai Kennedy could still have a future at Ibrox.

The 18-year-old winger’s current deal expires in the summer and it was previously reported that attempts to extend his stay at the club had been abandoned [Daily Record].

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Kai Kennedy in UEFA Youth League action for Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, somewhat surprisingly, it’s now suggested that dialogue has reopened, with further talks planned over the coming weeks and months.

After an apparent disagreement with Steven Gerrard over future playing time, Kennedy had been sent to train with the B team prior to his recent loan move to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Yet, it seems that their relationship hasn’t been irreparably damaged and that the Gers boss still believes the Scotland youth international has a part to play over the coming years.

Since joining Inverness in early October, Kennedy has made three Championship and two League Cup appearances, starting the Highlands club’s last four matches.

He missed a crucial penalty in a shootout defeat to Raith Rovers but provided a superb assist earlier in that game, while he’s impressed with his positivity on the ball in other fixtures.

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Kennedy drives forward with the ball against Arbroath. (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

As far as many Gers fans are concerned, it’s excellent news that the teenager now looks likely to remain at Ibrox.

Kennedy was the standout player during the Rangers Colts’ Challenge Cup run last season, while he also caught the eye in the UEFA Youth League clash against Atletico Madrid at Firhill in February.

He’s only managed one first-team appearance to date, in a Scottish Cup tie against Stranraer, but some fans believe he will eventually establish himself if an extension is agreed.

Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:


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