Rangers star Kai Kennedy is being linked with a move to the Scottish and English lower leagues as he works his way back from injury problems last season.
The talented winger, 20, has been on the sidelines since March and according to Football Scotland has a number of options on the table ahead of the new season.
These include a number of Scottish Championship and League One sides with Kennedy having no shortage of offers in Scotland.
According to Football Scotland, League One Falkirk are leading the hunt with Dunfermline, a side Kai Kennedy has had a loan stint in the past, also a keen suitor.
But the report also claims the winger is set to be offered the chance to play south of the border as clubs in English League One and Two reportedly weigh up a late transfer offer.
It remains unclear what Rangers will want to do with the once highly-rated young talent, with Kai Kennedy having had loan spells with Inverness, Raith Rovers, Dunfermline and Hamilton in the past.
Rangers face Kai Kennedy loan dilemma
Perhaps the Gers would like the youngster, who is contracted to Ibrox until the summer of 2023, to try his hand south of the border as he continues his development as a young player.
But perhaps after the first major long-term injury lay-off of Kennedy’s young career it makes more sense to have him find his feet again in the Scottish lower leagues.
Whatever the case, this is a massive year for the kid as he enters the final year of his Rangers deal and looks to finally make good of the potential which saw him linked to some of Europe’s biggest clubs in 2019.
Rangers fans will remember an indirect public fracas with manager Steven Gerrard who criticised apparent “ego” in the Ibrox Academy amid a contract wrangle with Kennedy.
Amid reported interest from Man City, AS Roma and Bayern Munich [Daily Record] Kai Kennedy would eventually sign on at Rangers but things haven’t worked out as planned for the kid to date.
Whilst Kennedy has impressed during spells of those loan moves, he is yet to find somewhere he has fully flourished and let’s hope this next move is a successful one for the kid’s sake more than anything else.
Meanwhile, Rangers fans will be hoping apparent Premier League interest a first team winger is quashed by a reported £21m deal.