Claims yesterday that suggest Rangers have made a u-turn over Kai Kennedy and have re-opened discussions with the wantaway teen are very interesting, and more than a touch curious.
Steven Gerrard made some gilded remarks in his direction some months ago when he suggested there was a bit of ‘ego’ at Auchenhowie before we learned Kennedy had reportedly rejected a deal.
A Kennedy representative contacted Ibrox Noise and suggested to us the reason for his rejection was a lack of pathway to the senior team, but nothing since that news this summer has occurred to really change the climate at Ibrox, with the senior squad getting even stronger and youth players struggling ever more.
It had been claimed by many sources that Kennedy was ‘too big for his boots’ and was shaping up for a move out, with some left-field suggestions that he was looking to switch to Celtic, but evidently no team has come in for him and he’s remained at Ibrox.
There were stories Man City and Bayern were looking at him, which isn’t outlandish when you consider the talented teams that were definitely in for Hearts’ Aaron Hickey, but these claims bore no fruit at all and Kennedy remains a Rangers player.
Is he a good player? Yes. He has a lot of talent, and he was extremely impressive in youth tournaments, which he took to senior level with a couple of impressive cameos.
Some fans have said he may have attitude issues but if he can get the right people around him they may be to help him nurture his personality a little and make him a little more thoughtful.
His departure had looked certain, but whether these stories are true, Kennedy is still a Rangers player and his talent is better in our shirt than someone else’s.