Glasgow Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has waxed lyrical about Ibrox prodigy Kai Kennedy and urged him to remain with Steven Gerrard’s side amid reports linking him with a move away.
The 18-year-old winger’s Rangers contract is set to expire next season and, according to the Scottish Sun, both parties are now at an impasse with regards to his future.
The report claims that Rangers had been in talks with Kennedy over an extension since the end of last year, but it’s thought his demands now far exceed what the club are willing to pay.
As a result, this impasse has reportedly seen the Scotland Under-19 international, who was training with the Rangers first team, sent back to work with the academy last week.
In addition, Rangers have believed to have told Kennedy that he’s free to leave Ibrox and find a new club if any suitors are prepared to make the right offer.
A follow-up report by the Daily Record, meanwhile, has claimed that contract talks have stalled over playing factors.
The 2019 Aklass Cup winner is highly rated at Auchenhowie and has been linked with Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Roma in the past.
“A lot of these young players have advisors who maybe try and push them a bit too quickly,” Ferguson told PLZ Soccer.
“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.”
While the Billy Gilmour departure was a huge blow for the Gers, they did triumph in getting Leon King to pen professional terms at Ibrox amid links with the EPL’s very top clubs.
Kennedy is also a superb talent, and reports linking him with a departure from Rangers aren’t good to hear, so hopefully the two parties can come to a resolution which keeps the young starlet at Ibrox.