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According to Jordan Campbell of AthleticKai Kennedy is ‘close’ to agreeing to a new contract with the Glasgow Rangers.
Which is the word?
Kennedy impressed on loan with Inverness Caledonian Thistle during the first half of this season, scoring a goal and providing an assist for John Robertson’s team, including an assist against Raith rovers in the Scottish League Cup.
Since Steven Gerrard officially took over the 54-time Scottish champions, the 18-year-old has scored one goal and six assists in all competitions, through Transfer market.
However, his progress has been somewhat limited after a public dispute with the head of Ibrox, but it seems that Gerrard has changed his mind having previously given green light that the 18-year-old teenager left the club last July.
Statement of intents
Reports in recent months revealed that European heavyweights Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Roma were preparing a potential raid for Kennedy, which would certainly have been a tantalizing prospect for the leftist.
But it seems Kennedy has finally managed to convince his childhood club that it is worth keeping and now Ross Wilson must acknowledge that he needs a reward for the show of faith he has shown this season.
If the Gers can persuade Kennedy that he may be better off staying at Ibrox, then that in itself would be quite a blow to Gerrard in the winter transfer market.
With Ryan Kent linked with Leeds United In the summer, there will soon come a point where the Govan-based Glasgow giants will need a proven number eleven to lead the charge. Of course, it hasn’t gotten to that point yet, but it’s starting to show promising signs of being just that.
It will be a heavy blow to the Ibrox boss if they can’t tie him into a new long-term deal and a top European club seizes the opportunity to sign him, just like now Chelsea star Billy Gilmour. . This simply must be one of Wilson’s top priorities; not doing so is surely out of the question.
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