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Rangers: Club trying to hold onto youngster Kai Kennedy

Rangers: Club trying to hold onto youngster Kai Kennedy - Rangers

17-year-old Rangers prospect Kai Kennedy has caught the eye of Roma, according to reports.

The Daily Record report that the Serie A side are extremely keen on the teenage winger, who has impressed for Rangers at youth level but is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Scottish giants.

The attacker put himself on the radar of European clubs last season when Kennedy was named player of the tournament in the Al Kass International Cup in Qatar, a competition Rangers went on to win as the Ibrox side beat Roma on penalties 9-8 in the final, with the winger scoring the winning penalty (per Twitter).

After impressing in a prestigious youth tournament that saw Rangers become the first British side to lift the trophy, it is understandable as to why Kennedy has caught the attention of Roma this summer.

Indeed, the rise of British talent making the move to mainland Europe has been a growing trend in recent transfer windows, with the likes of Jadon Sancho, Ronaldo Vieira and Dan Crowley all making the permanent move to clubs on the continent despite playing for big clubs such as Manchester City and Arsenal.

With Roma in recent years proving to be a good spot for young talent to play regular first-team minutes with the likes of Nicolo Zaniolo and Justin Kluivert both playing well over 1,500 minutes last season (per Transfermarkt), a move to the Italian capital could be an appealing proposition for Kennedy.

The increase of European clubs signing British talent has been rampant in the past few years, and Kennedy could become the latest name to join the ever-growing list.

Rangers fans, will Kennedy remain at the club this summer? Let us know!

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