Alfredo Morelos has been subject to a lot of interest since he joined Rangers, but no substantial bid has come his way this summer. Nevertheless, Steven Gerrard has reportedly (The Scottish Sun) kept an eye on his replacement, and Leeds United’s Kemar Roofe has jumped on top of the list of players who could potentially replace Morelos.
The English forward is in the final year of his contract and Rangers are rating him at £5m. Around the end of May, reliable journalist Phil Hay had claimed that Leeds United would find it difficult to get Roofe on a new contract. Now, Noel Whelan, former Leeds United striker and BBC commentator believe that Rangers’ advances have turned the striker’s head.
Positive Update from Leeds camp for Rangers
Talking to Football Insider, Whelan said, ”I’ve read Rangers want to get Kemar for £5m. He’s worth double that, around £10m. Easily. It appears the player’s head has been turned with a huge contract offer from Rangers. Can Leeds match that? Can they match the chance to win trophies, play European football and work with a legend like Steven Gerrard?”
This should come as a positive piece of news as this shows that Rangers have still got that power of attracting top players in the transfer market. There has been a massive shift since Steven Gerrard took over at the club and his ambition and Rangers’ ability to compete in European competitions is seen as a big plus now.
The Bears recently signed a talented midfielder in the form of Joe Aribo. The Charlton man was wanted by various clubs including Celtic and Premier League outfits, but Rangers managed to win that race. The young midfielder had reportedly indicated that he wanted to play under an icon like Steven Gerrard.
Will Roofe be a suitable replacement?
Rangers will hope that Gerrard will be able to bring in a replacement quickly if Morelos is sold in the ongoing transfer market. We feel that Roofe will definitely be a good signing for the Glaswegian giants. The Englishman was United’s top scorer last season, and a deal around £5m seems like a bargain to us.
The 26-year-old will also bring that same intensity in the final third as Morelos as the Englishman’s work rate is impressive. Roofe is also known for his pace and sharp movements in the attacking third. His versatility to play on the flank or as a secondary striker will also be a massive plus for Gerrard. Whelan’s claims seem to be a positive one for the Gers faithful, and if Roofe’s head is turned, then the Bears can land him if they go on to lose Morelos.
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