Former Rangers and Scotland star Alan Hutton believes Steven Gerrard must see huge potential in youngster Kai Kennedy if he’s happy the club are pushing back a six-figure offer for him.
It was reported this week that the Gers have rejected three offers for the starlet, who spent last season on loan with Inverness and Raith Rovers and signed a new deal early in the year which is expected to last until 2023.
West Ham is believed to be one of the main teams interested in Kennedy and has submitted an offer of £ 600,000 for his services.
For the Ibrox club to push back such a package, Hutton believes it shows that he is considered a first-team player in the not too distant future.
Hutton told Glasgow Live: “It’s a substantial price for a 19-year-old, especially to put him back.
“It shows you what their train of thought is. They obviously see him as someone they want to make the first team very soon, I would have thought, if they would reject these offers.
“I actually can’t wait to see him play, if I’m being honest. I haven’t seen too many of them but obviously I hear all the good things about him, read in the press about him.
“I actually haven’t seen him too much, which I really want. These are only good things that you hear. He obviously made some good loans last season, but it will be good to see the progress now.
“Whether Steven Gerrard wants to bring him into the first team for now, or they want to loan him to a decent team level to build for the future.
“They obviously see something they want to keep for the future of the Rangers. This is the way they want.
“We’ll see how it goes. If these teams start ramping up offers, it will be interesting to see the Rangers’ position on this. ”