Rangers are ready to let talented youngster Kai Kennedy leave the club this summer as contract talks to remain at Ibrox have collapsed.
The Scottish Sun reports that Rangers have sent Kennedy back to train with the academy, after initially training with the first-team recently, after talks over a new deal fell apart. Kennedy could, therefore, leave this summer as Rangers will not want him to exit Glasgow for free in 12 months’ time.
This is despite being highly-rated by Steven Gerrard, who was seemingly ready to give him a chance in the Ibrox first-team this term. The Daily Record is reporting that Rangers are still trying to keep the 18-year-old at the club but it is looking like an uphill task.
They suggest previously interested clubs such as Manchester City, Bayern Munich, and Roma might be circling again.
Back in November, Rangers boss Gerrard heralded the teenager as ‘fabulous’ to the Daily Record, suggesting he was on the radar of the manager and first-team football was on the horizon.
“People look at Kai like he’s this wee player who doesn’t belong with men but he’s trained like a man all week.
“He’s been the most consistent and he’s a fabulous little player. It wasn’t just a token gesture because he’s a kid.”
The winger even made his Rangers debut last season, featuring against Stranraer in the SFA Cup back in January.
But Rangers fans may never get a chance to see Kennedy in full flow for the club, with his future looking increasingly likely to be away from Ibrox.