Kai Kennedy wins UEFA Rangers honor as Ibrox prospect named Team of the Year

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Kai Kennedy has earned a spot in the UEFA Youth League Team of the Year as the highly rated youngster continues to impress.

The 19-year-old is considered one of the country’s brightest prospects, with the small winger having been loaned out to Inverness Caley Thistle and Raith Rovers last season.

But it was his performances in the 19/20 UEFA Youth League that got him to head the European football’s governing body alongside some of Europe’s best young players.

He played a big role in getting Rangers into the final stages before being knocked out by an impressive Atletico Madrid side, but Kennedy certainly made an impact.

And he was selected as one of the team’s two wingers alongside players like Real Madrid, Juventus, Ajax and Benfica.

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Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol – who has participated in Euro 2020 and replaces injured Borna Barisic – is included in the squad.

Kennedy is not named the right side in a flat 4-4-2 and that’s a sign of why Steven Gerrard rates him so well.

Kennedy is likely to be loaned again this summer with Live sports in Glasgow revealing last week that a number of Premiership and Championship clubs wanted to sign him.

The teenager weighs his options before making a final decision with regular first-team football his main focus as he seeks to prove himself to Ibrox’s management team.