Shrewsbury hunt Stevenage star Ben Kennedy but Boro ‘relaxed’ about interest

PUBLISHED: 14:10 04 July 2018 | UPDATED: 18:13 04 July 2018

Ben Kennedy lines up a right footed shot. Picture: Danny Loo

Ben Kennedy lines up a right footed shot. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Stevenage’s highy-rated Ben Kennedy could be the latest player to depart Broadhall Way.

Stevenage FC's Ben Kennedy scores Stevenage's fourth. Picture: Danny LooStevenage FC's Ben Kennedy scores Stevenage's fourth. Picture: Danny Loo

The 21-year-old Northern Irish international is being tracked by John Askey’s League One outfit Shrewsbury Town.

Boro sold Ben Wilmot to Premier League Watford last month for a fee believed to be £1.1 million – but Lamex boss Maamria revealed to CometSport that the money is ring-fenced and will not be channelled into the player transfer budget.

With chairman Phil Wallace attempting to end the red-tape delays which have called a halt to the North Herts’ club’s building work on a proposed new North Stand, Maamria has been forced to fund new signings through players sales.

The club’s talented former striker Matty Godden was offloaded to Grant McCann’s Peterborough last month for £400,000 but any possible Kennedy sale is expected to top that figure.

Kennedy, who scored seven goals from midfield last season, is interesting the Shrews with the losing League One play-off finalists keen to add to their squad for what they hope will be a successful promotion push.

A Stevenage source told CometSport the club is ‘relaxed’ about the interest.

Stevenage are spending the week taking part in high-altitude training at a crack pre-season camp in Slovenia.

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