By Jack Cunningham

22nd Jul, 2021 | 2:15pm

Rangers have rejected West Ham's £1m bid for Kai Kennedy

Rangers have rejected a bid of £1million from West Ham for Kai Kennedy, according to a tweet from The 4th Official.

They claim that this is the third bid that the Gers have turned down, and the player is now set to “join Dunfermline on loan”. However, the Hammers “are not giving up” and “believe they know what price would get Rangers to sell”.

Kennedy is clearly a player that the Hammers want, and he has even indicated that he would be keen on the move, but for now, the Gers are not budging, and Kennedy could be shipped out on loan instead of being sold [Daily Mail].

It has since been confirmed that Kennedy has joined Dunfermline.

Should Rangers accept this bid?

£1million for a player who has made one senior appearance seems like a lot, but it is clear that the Gers rate Kennedy highly.

Therefore, they clearly didn’t think £1m was enough for Kennedy, and they sent him out on loan instead.

Sending the 19-year-old out on loan instead of letting him go to West Ham means that the Gers get to keep Kennedy and also allow him to gain some valuable first-team minutes.

It could also be a bit of punishment for the 19-year-old who probably shouldn’t have spoken so openly about a potential move to the London Stadium.

It will be intriguing to see if West Ham come back with another offer in January. If they do, then how much would the Gers be willing to sell Kennedy for?

Well, that remains to be seen, but you would assume they will try to get as much as they possibly can for the winger.

This transfer saga probably isn’t over yet, but you have to commend Rangers for their resistance to West Ham’s advances so far.

In other Rangers news, the board have been left furious by a baffling decision concerning Ibrox.