By Saikat Mandal

26th Jul, 2022 | 5:40pm

Big decision for Van Brockhorst as Kemar Roofe could be set for Ibrox exit

Kemar Roofe is being wanted by a host of clubs, and he could leave Rangers this summer.

According to journalist Alan Nixon, who wrote on his Patreon on 24 July, Sheffield Wednesday are looking to win the race for Roofe.

English League One sides Derby County and the Owls have been linked with a loan move [Daily Record], with Owls boss Darren Moore seeing Roofe as the “missing link” for his side.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst needs to make a strong decision for Roofe, as he is too good a player to leave on loan.

The 29-year-old joined Rangers in 2020 from Anderlecht and has managed 72 appearances for the Bears. He netted 34 times, 16 of them which came last season.

The Jamaican international was always behind Alfredo Morelos, but he could drop further down the pecking order behind Antonio Colak, who arrived from PAOK.

Roofe has struggled with fitness and injuries, and he is yet to feature this pre-season after suffering yet another injury blow. Last season, he was superb in European games for the Gers, but he could now leave the club.

It was previously thought that Roofe would play a big role in the upcoming season. Morelos, who has only a year left on his present deal, was linked with a move away from Ibrox.

However, Van Bronckhorst has clarified that Morelos is now set to sign a new deal, while The Herald and Times Sport reported on 25 July that the Colombian will sign a new long-term deal.

This puts Roofe in a precarious situation.

He is a versatile forward, who can play as a striker or in the no 10 role. He can also play on the wings, but he is best used behind the striker.

Van Bronckhorst now needs to a make bold decision. He is too good a player to be playing in League One, and he can still be a valuable asset for the Bears.

However, considering the squad-depth, and his injury concerns, Van Bronckhorst could be tempted to send him away on loan this summer.

In other Rangers news, Ross Wilson now has names lined up just in case Alfredo Morelos seals his exit this summer