17 Jul 2020 18:39:52
Kai Kennedy was offered a academy contract but was promised a full contract since last season

Barca, Bayern Munich are all interested but looks like his agent is trying to get him the move to Arsenal

Rangers broke the story to the papers before he even left ibrox.

Full story will be in the papers by Monday

But the way it's looking as if Rangers lied to him about the contract he was promised from last season.

1.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 19:39:31
That’s almost exactly what I said 2 days ago mate. Rangers have been keeping it in house but it has been picked up by a reporter friend of mine and Rangers instantly banned him, even though he is a massive fan of the club, he also btw, was the only reporter who told the truth about Katic, banned for that too, but he’s a professional reporter.

I can assure you he has far more lucrative offers to consider, as far as the others who instantly said I was lying, yet accept the nonsense of certain posters, kit maker stories etc, well.

2.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 19:55:32
Honestly could not care if he goes he’s a left winger got Jordan jones Ryan Kent glen Middleton and Brandon barker that all play left wing who would he actually replace right now and I’m sure if he was better than one of these players he would get his contract the whole landscape of football has changed so if he’s spat the dummy because he’s no got what he wanted then get him tae F**K.

3.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 19:43:04
Is there such a thing as an academy contract or is it just a contract with a wage? Been negotiating for the last 12 months, if a deal can't be made then it can't be made but he has another 12months on his contract so either another team pays up or they dont. What would be the point in Rangers leaking a story?

4.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 20:03:44
Non Story.

5.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 20:10:09
Rfc92 not the point if he goes or stays the point is way the young lad has been lied to.

6.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 20:23:30
6 counties no proof that he has been lied to but.

7.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 20:25:55
Lied to if your job offered you a pay rise 4/ 5months ago Would you be in shouting if a don’t get my pay rise I’m off
Doubt it boy needs a reality check he will be making more than most while playing for rangers my heart bleeds for him 🎻.

8.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 20:42:53
Sounds like he needs a new agent if he believes everything people tell his agent. In the real world, promises are worth the same as the paper they are written on sfa.

If he had an agent worth his salt he would have got something sorted before now, but by the sounds of it Rangers seem quite happy to let the boy go.

Looks as though (as per Charlie Gilmour) they will not break a certain structure to retain talent. Seem a pretty stupid policy tbh because the boy Gilmour looks the real deal and must be valued over £10M atm. Bad business sense from us.

I know people will say he wanted to leave but if we had offered more than Chelsea then I’m sure he would have stayed.

9.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 21:05:15
Not sure why some on here seem to be getting they're knickers in a twist about Kennedy. We've got much more important stuff going on than a young unproven lads contract.

10.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 21:09:49
Agents do not usually act in the best interests of the player.

11.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 21:13:25
Won't get a game, too many ahead of him. Would be loaned out anyway.

12.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 21:33:14
Zikos what has an ex arsenal youth player got to do with it.

13.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 21:43:33
The boy should focus on his game and earn the contract he believes he deserves.

14.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 21:51:17
If he wants a pro contract he should raise his game to oust one of the wingrrs we currently have his head will be getting turned with monry.

15.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 22:30:50
. and gilmour was never staying per his uncle.

16.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 22:31:11
You mean Billy Gilmour surely?

17.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 22:50:32
Gilmour made the best move, he wouldn't have lasted 5 minutes against the knuckledrsggers up here. probs would have needed that knee operation even earlier than he has done.

18.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 22:56:56
Tommy, so he got banned for the Kennedy thing and also got banned for the katic thing? I'm a tad confused here.

19.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 23:05:07
Yes - Billy Gilmour you knew who I meant. I did mention Chelsea not Arsenal!

Still poor business sense. I don't know how much compensation we got but it's nothing compared to what he would have been worth in 3 or 4 years regardless of what league he's playing in!

20.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 23:24:02
TOMMYAGAIN, how can he get banned instantly for the Kennedy nonsense if he was already banned? Absolute waffle.

21.) 17 Jul 2020
17 Jul 2020 23:33:09
Billy gilmour is only valued at that cause it’s the epl he’s not even played half a season hope he does well but won’t be the first or last that starts out strong then fades away any young player that plays a few good games in epl is overvalued can think of 20 million pound plus players that play in the epl mcburnie or solanke that would not start before Morelos Probably.

22.) 18 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 00:17:19
If Kennedy was to actually establish himself in first team then he would be due contract upgrade imo! Why would you pay unproven kids big bucks before they make the grade? They would be like spoiled brats .

23.) 18 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 00:53:33
Tommy are you sure you were not lied to?

24.) 18 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 09:36:23
Fake News.

25.) 18 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 09:43:10
Can’t understand this bitterness towards a player who decides to move on. It’s a fact of life that money and opportunity is not available in Scottish football and if a young player gets a big offer from England they would be daft to reject it.

Plenty of our fans signed for McDonalds and jump ship to Nandos when the opportunity comes along.

26.) 18 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 10:24:12
Bluwoulddo when is last time a youngster has broke into top team
Even though we have supposedly a bag full of wonderkids Kennedy being one.

27.) 18 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 11:13:04
The grass is not always greener on the other side. Agents don, t care though.

28.) 18 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 11:25:45
Kennedy and gilmour 2 great young talents but at the end of the day if you don't want to play for the rangers

But good luck to the 2 lads.

29.) 18 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 11:30:16
To be absolutely honest, if he has an agent, and according to these honest posters, he does, then ALL contract discussions between himself and Rangers will be done through his agent - end of.

So any contract information will be put to him by his agent, and it is in his agent’s best interest to see that he gets the best money available for his client. In saying so, he only has his agent’s perception of past events - lying or otherwise.

RFC on the other hand, look at performance levels and contracts with other players at the same level. If his agent is trying to go above and beyond RFC pay structure then we have an impasse.

30.) 18 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 12:22:01
The point wasn’t regarding the boys commitment to the club - it was regarding the business decision to let a multi-pound asset leave for next to nothing.

How would you feel if we let Morelos leave for 500k?

As I said before, letting young talent leave for next to nothing can be very bad business.

31.) 18 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 14:04:11
The club have broken many promises to Kennedy and offered him an academy contract when he is a first team player. One of the lies I know is they advised young Stephen Kelly to go out on loan as young players wouldn’t be getting any minutes this season but used young players getting minutes as a promise to get Nathan Patterson to sign his deal and tried to use it on Kennedy. Club then leaked to press that Kennedy was being greedy to try and control the narrative but it failed. Everything I’ve said there I was told by someone who was involved in the negotiations.

32.) 18 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 14:14:25
I take it you don't run a successful business then RFC92 - Just giving away multi-million pound assets for next to nothing. You wouldn't be in business very long!

The fact is even players playing in the SPFL are valued at several million pounds and if we had offered the lad what he had wanted then he would have stayed.

I personally think we didn't want to take the risk and offer him the same as Chelsea in case he didn't develop into a 1st team regular or it breaks a wage structure.

If it was because of the former then it shows that we have zero faith in our coaches assessments of or youth players potential and back to the original point - Bad Business management.

33.) 18 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 14:17:53
I wish posters would stop saying that players were lied to - that is a nonsense. They are being advised by Rangers as a club, by their coach, by their agent and by their friends and families - at no time would they be lied to.
It all depends how RFC sees their development and their potential - and this is judged in discussion with footballer, his agent and his parents - no lying, just facts, open and honest.

34.) 18 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 14:25:25
Kai a first team player stop sniffing glue Kai over Kent Murphy Jones Middleton barker thing is he’s not a first team player no bitterness towards the boy but if you don’t want to stay n prove your good enough for the first team move on we need to stop 10 in a row not pander to our youth and you mentioned Patterson think he will get his chance this year and was he not playing against Lyon odds are Kai could of been playing and proved he was good enough against top opposition but he’s spat the dummy.

35.) 18 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 14:42:21
So that lad isn’t being offered what he was promised. He still has options. Sign the deal on offer, Do what Stuart Armstrong did and only sign short term deals so that the club has to re/ negotiate better terms pretty quickly or lose you or leave for a bigger contract elsewhere.

If the boy does leave and becomes a star in another league then the person that has allowed our young talent to go for pennies should have their contract terminated.

36.) 18 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 15:01:10
Absolute nonsense re Kelly, plan after Ayr loan was for him to go to a premier league team this season.
He was not going to play in front of Davis.

37.) 18 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 15:01:21
Kennedy has probably seen Gilmour making it to the English Premier but for every Billy Gilmour there are lots who do not make it.