Sheffield United are said to be interested in signing Rangers youngster, Kai Kennedy, according to a report from the Daily Record.

The report claims that Kennedy, who is still only 18, has no plans whatsoever to sign a new deal with the Gers, after failing to make a significant breakthrough into the first XI.

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His current deal expires next summer and although he has made his first-team bow, Kennedy is believed to be open to moving away from Ibrox to further his career.

The Blades, then, are mentioned as frontrunners to sign the youngster, although a number of other Premier League clubs are also said to be tracking Kennedy.

Predominantly a left-winger, Kennedy will no doubt be looking for somewhere where he can kick on and improve while also having a chance at playing regular football. He has already represented Scotland at under-19 level and is thought to be one of the more highly-rated players to emerge from the country in recent seasons.

Another for the books, stocking young players is something we need to do

Given we are at the bottom of the spectrum when it comes to spending power in the Premier League, it is important we look for these sorts of young and emerging players to bolster the ranks for the future.

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We already snapped up Ismaila Couliably this summer before loaning him out to Beerschot, so this could be another case of bringing someone in with an eye on the future.

Kennedy is clearly rated at Rangers but he must see his future elsewhere. It would, then, be smart business for the Blades to pick him up for next to nothing.

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