January 18, 2021

Rangers sign Roofe from Anderlecht

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Roofe leaves Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht after just one season

Last Updated: 04/08/20 4:11pm

Kemar Roofe scored six goals in 13 Belgian Pro League games Kemar Roofe scored six goals in 13 Belgian Pro League games

Kemar Roofe scored six goals in 13 Belgian Pro League games

Rangers have completed the signing of former Leeds striker Kemar Roofe from Anderlecht for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old has signed a four-year deal at Ibrox following his departure from Vincent Kompany’s side after just one season.

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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Rangers

Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Rangers

Roofe, a summer signing from Leeds in 2019, scored six goals in 13 games in the Belgian Pro League after netting 30 goals in 111 Championship games.

Steven Gerrard adds Roofe to his striking options with the future of Alfredo Morelos uncertain.

Ligue 1 side Lille are believed to be the front-runners for the Colombian’s signature, but Gerrard insists players will only be allowed to leave the club if the move is right for all parties and they meet the club’s valuations.

Should Rangers cash in on Morelos?

Rangers should only retain Alfredo Morelos for the new Scottish Premiership season if he is totally committed to the club, according to former Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher.

Morelos was trusted to start the Scottish Premiership season opener against Aberdeen despite the Colombian’s rumoured interest in a move to Lille and he played a big part in Rangers’ win, picking up an assist when he slotted through Ryan Kent for the winner.

Sky Sports pundit Fletcher said: “I think when a player has potentially agreed terms with another club, you don’t want to dim the value of your player.

“If Morelos is motivated and wants to be with Rangers then he’ll be great for the season, but if he’s not, and he is disinterested and he is carrying a bit of weight, then Rangers are better cashing in on him and bringing in two or three replacements with the money that they get.”

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