Glasgow Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has urged Kai Kennedy to stay at Ibrox amidst rumours of a departure.
It has been reported that the ‘Gers and the 18-year-old have reached a stalemate in terms of contract talks, with rumours that Manchester City and Bayern Munich are circling in the event that the teenager does not commit his long-term future to the 54-time Scottish champions.
Speaking to PLZ Soccer, Ferguson pleaded with the youngster to stay where he is. He said:
“A lot of these young players have advisors who maybe try and push them a bit too quickly.
“I like young players to stay about and fight for a place.
“There’s no doubt the young kid has huge potential so I would like him to stay about.
“At this stage in his career it’s not about money.
“We’ve seen it with various young players moving far too quick for my liking, I’d like to see him stay for a while longer.”
Indeed, it could be bad news for both the club and the player if Kennedy leaves this summer. From the Light Blues’ point of view, it would be a crushing blow to lose a potential star player – he has been compared to Franck Ribery – especially after seeing Billy Gilmour join Chelsea three years ago and appear in the Premier League since.
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In terms of Kennedy, there is a real chance that he could become an important player for Steven Gerrard in the future – would he really be anywhere near the first team if he moved to City or Bayern? Hopefully all parties can come to an agreement that works out best for everyone.
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