Glasgow Rangers ace Kai Kennedy has admitted it would be a “great opportunity” to sign for West Ham after the Hammers were said to have had a bid rejected for the youngster.
The Lowdown: Controversial figure?
Kennedy, who is highly rated at Ibrox, has not had the easiest of times during his so far short career with the 55-time Scottish champions.
He was linked with moves to Manchester City and Bayern Munich in the past (The Daily Record), appeared to be refusing to sign a new deal and, around the same time, seemed to be on the end of criticism from Steven Gerrard (Glasgow Live).
The Latest: West Ham make Kennedy bid
According to Football Insider, the Irons have had a bid of £600,000 rejected for the winger. Speaking to the same outlet, Kennedy said:
“It is extremely flattering that West Ham have made an offer for me and it would be a great opportunity to be able to work with a top manager such as David Moyes, but I am a Rangers player until I am told otherwise.”
The Verdict: Don’t undervalue him
While Kennedy may have had his issues at Ibrox, there is no doubting he is a player with plenty of talent.
He has five career assists to his name, four of which came in 19 matches during his loan spell at Raith Rovers last term, where he also managed one goal (Transfermarkt).
During the first half of the campaign, he was with Inverness Caledonian Thistle on a temporary basis, and manager John Robertson called him a “prodigious talent” (The Athletic).
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Aged just 19, Kennedy has plenty of time to develop. The last thing Rangers want to do is let another youth academy product leave before he has had the chance to shine in the first team. Look at Billy Gilmour – he was sold by the Gers as a 15-year-old and has now appeared at the European Championships for Scotland and won the Champions League with Chelsea.
If Kennedy also evolves into a top talent, Rangers must get the money they deserve for his development.
In other news, this ace believes his time at Rangers held him back.
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