By Azeem Siddiqui

17th Jul, 2022 | 10:10pm

Rangers must not let Kemar Roofe leave with Alfredo Morelos future in doubt as speculation emerges

English League One side Derby County are interested in making a move for Rangers forward Kemar Roofe this summer, according to Sunday Mirror.

The newspaper reported in their print edition [17 July, page 74] that the relegated Rams are making a push to sign the striker on a temporary basis.

The Gers have signed three attacking players — Antonio Colak, Tom Lawrence and Rabbi Matondo — in the current transfer window.

Roofe, who joined the Gers in 2020 from Belgian outfit RSC Anderlecht in a deal worth £4.5 million, has two years left on his current deal at the Ibrox stadium.

The news will be a concerning one for Rangers fans as they are already sweating over the future of Alfredo Morelos who is now in the final year of his contract and has been attracting interest from Spanish club Sevilla [Estadio Deportivo].

Roofe is a player that is known for playing in multiple attacking positions. He is an outright striker but is very effective as a left winger and more than useful as an attacking midfielder.

Therefore, we can say that he can be an asset to the team in case they are having an injury crisis in one of the attacking positions.

In the 2021-22 season, the 25-year-old made 30 appearances in all competitions, scoring 12 goals and providing one assist [Whoscored].

Two of those goals came in Rangers’ memorable Europa League campaign, in which they finished runners-up to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Roofe made 21 appearances in the Scottish Premiership, averaging 2 shots per goal, 0.7 key passes and 0.5 dribbles per game and had a rating of 6.76 [Whoscored].

Despite signing three attacking players this summer already, it is important that Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst maintains stability within his attacking positions.

As there are already speculations about Morelos’ future, an exit of a key player in Roofe will be a serious blow for the Gers as he is someone who is already settled at the club and without two key players in the attacking front, things will be difficult for the Dutch manager in the next season.

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