By Sam Stone

26th Jul, 2022 | 6:10pm

Rangers exit for Kemar Roofe talked up by Carlton Palmer as clubs circle

Carlton Palmer believes that Kemar Roofe must leave Rangers to rejuvenate his career after not featuring regularly at Ibrox in the 2021/22 season.

The Sun’s Alan Nixon revealed (via his Patreon) that the Owls are eying a move for the Rangers striker.

Roofe saw his 2021/22 season blighted by injury which has led Palmer to suggest an Ibrox exit could be the best move for the former Oxford United man.

Palmer told Football League World on Tuesday 26 July: “I think it would be a good fit for both parties, he’s well down the pecking order at Rangers, didn’t play a lot last season and picked up a few injuries and didn’t play a lot.”

Replacement needed

It is understandable to see why Roofe has been linked with a move away from the Gers with the striker a frustrated figure at times last season.

His injury issues were crucial in his excellent goalscoring form not continuing into the final weeks of the season.

16 goals and two assists in all competitions is a seriously impressive return from Roofe, and the club hierarchy will have to replace his attacking output should he depart the club this summer.

Palmer is potentially slightly wide of the mark to suggest that Roofe is “well down” the pecking order at Ibrox, with the departure of Joe Aribo potentially pushing Roofe more into Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s plans.

Furthermore, despite his injury problems, Roofe managed to play 36 matches last season.

Considering the number of games he has played, to suggest he is not in the Gers’ plans is perhaps a little naive.

The forward could well leave the club this summer, and if he does, it will be a tough job for the club hierarchy to replace his impact at Ibrox.

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