Rangers youngster Kai Kennedy could join Championship high-flyers Raith Rovers on loan, according to Sunday Mail journalist Scott McDermott.
Writing via his personal Twitter account on Tuesday, McDermott reports that Kennedy, 18, is set to sign a new deal at Ibrox which will end speculation about his future there.
It is understood that Kennedy could then join Raith, who are fourth in the Championship as it stands.
Talented youngster Kai Kennedy set to sign new deal at Rangers, ending speculation on his future. Potential loan move to Raith Rovers in the pipeline…
— Scott McDermott (@scottmcdermott8) January 5, 2021
Kennedy has recently returned to Glasgow after his loan deal with Inverness expired.
The Glasgow Evening Times claimed that the young attacker’s future was “up in the air” after his spell at Caley Thistle ended but McDermott’s update rubbishes that notion.
Kennedy on the up?
Based on the Championship table, Kennedy’s exit from Inverness and potential move to Raith Rovers would be a step up as Raith sit three points ahead of Caley in the league at the moment.
In his 10 appearances for Inverness, Kennedy managed to score one goal and supply one assist but failed to complete 90 minutes in any of his league appearances for Caley.
Kennedy remains a big prospect at Ibrox, however.
Inverness reportedly wanted to keep Kennedy but it was Rangers’ decision to call him back, presumably so he could have his contract situation sorted out and secure a loan move to a club who’ll play him more.
Hopefully, that will happen at Raith Rovers if he does move there because there are few young players on the books at Auchenhowie who have as big a potential as Kennedy.
In September, the Daily Record reported that Premier League club Sheffield United were interested in the Scotland youth international, as well as “some of Europe’s top clubs”.
Thankfully, it looks as though his long-term future is secured at Ibrox and this loan move will hopefully be the making of the highly-rated prospect.
In other Rangers news, Nicola Sturgeon has called for an investigation into Celtic that could work in the Gers’ favour.