Likely destination for Rangers 'crowd pleaser' named amid multi-club interest - report
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Likely destination for Rangers 'crowd pleaser' named amid multi-club interest - report

A likely destination for Rangers winger Kai Kennedy this summer has been named in a report, amid apparent multi-club interest [The Athletic].

Kennedy made his senior debut for the Gers in early 2020 and signed a contract extension in January which will run through to 2023.

Kennedy on debut for Rangers in a Scottish Cup clash against Stranraer. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The new deal was penned between loan stints at Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Raith Rovers, and Thistle boss John Robertson labelled him a ‘crowd pleaser’ who ‘beats people for fun’.

Kennedy hasn’t featured for Rangers in pre-season but has been linked with a return to the SPFL Championship on loan, with Partick Thistle and Dunfermline Athletic allegedly scrapping it out for his signature [Daily Record].

In recent days, though, things have allegedly been complicated by cash offers for the 19-year-old.

The Daily Record reported that West Ham, Norwich and an unnamed French club had all seen initial bids rejected.

It’s since been claimed that West Ham’s unsuccessful offer was £600,000 [Daily Mail], but Norwich’s interest has been rubbished [Pink Un].

Now, The Athletic reports that a loan departure to the Pars is “still a likely destination regardless of where his permanent future lies”.

The Rangers starlet’s possible likely next destination has been named amid alleged multi-club interest. (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Plenty of Bears would be pleased with just a loan move, as Kennedy has the talent to really establish himself at first-team level at some point in the coming seasons, and it would be a shame if another promising Academy graduate was sold on.

While a loan to a Premiership club might be seen as more relevant preparation for that, he’s likely to get more playing time in the second tier, and given that he’s still a teenager with only 30 senior appearances to his name, a degree of patience must be shown by supporters.

Meanwhile, a Rangers-supporting international claims he played a role in convincing a player with ‘all the attributes’ to join the Gers.