By Paddy Kenny

22nd Jul, 2021 | 11:17am

Kennedy 'piling pressure' on Rangers as yet another bid received - Kenny

Kai Kennedy’s end goal may be to force a move away from Rangers as West Ham step up their interest.

That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Hammers’ pursuit of the 19-year-old wide man.

This site first broke news on 19th July that West Ham had offered £600,000 for Kennedy and that the youngster was “flattered” by their interest.

West Ham have since lodged two more bids and Football Insider revealed on 21st July that the most recent is worth in excess of £1million in total.

Kennedy‘s agent, Paul Tait, confirmed to this site that “lots of clubs [are] interested” in the rising star.

And Kenny claims that the player, who is under contract until 2023, and his representative may be angling for a move to the Premier League.

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“He could be pushing West Ham or Rangers to get the deal through,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“That’s what it’s an agent’s job to do. I think they are trying to force someone’s hand, really.

“That sort of thing, piling pressure on either the selling club or the buying club, happens on a daily basis.

“He’s still only a young lad and there are teams interested in him so he must be pretty special.”

Kennedy made his first-team debut in January 2020 and that remains his only senior Rangers appearance to date.

He spent the last two seasons on loan with Raith Rovers and Inverness Caley Thistle in the Championship.

In other news, pundit argues Rangers may be targetting 22-year-old to replace star performer amid Athletic reveal.