By Wayne Veysey

16th Jul, 2020 | 10:00am

Ibrox Sources: Huge Rangers blow as 'Fabulous player' rejects new contract

Rangers attacker Kai Kennedy has rejected the club’s offer of a new contract, Football Insider understands.

This has placed the highly rated 18-year-old’s future in major doubt amid interest from the Premier League and European elite.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that the club have been trying to tie Kennedy down to a long-term agreement but he has knocked back their offer.

It is believed he is holding out for more lucrative terms.

Rangers have offered Kennedy a big pay rise as well as a contract longer than the three-year one he signed when he turned 16.

That deal expires in the summer of 2021.

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Steven Gerrard has assured the the youngster he figures prominently in his plans for next season and regards him capable of being a star of the future.

The Rangers boss hailed Kennedy as a “fabulous little player” when he made the senior squad for the first time in November.

He has subsequently played once for the first team, when he made his senior debut in January as a substitute against Stranraer.

Football Insider revealed in April the brilliant teen had opened talks with the Glasgow giants over a blockbuster new contract.

Kennedy is predominantly a left-winger but has also played for Rangers’ youth teams in various attacking positions, including as a number 10.

He has also worked his way through the Scotland age groups and has been capped up to Under-19s level for his country.

In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that Bournemouth are in pole position to beat the Ibrox giants to 26-goal striker.

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