Rangers nearing deal to sign former Leeds striker favourite

Date published: Tuesday 4th August 2020 1:24 - James Marshment

Kemar Roofe

Rangers are reported to be in advanced negotiations with Anderlecht over a deal for Kemar Roofe.

The striker left Elland Road last summer in a £7m deal after failing to agree a new deal with Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

Roofe opted to link up with Vincent Kompany’s side ahead of rival interest from Rangers.

However, it seems Rangers are set to land their man 12 months later. As per Football Insider, Ibrox officials are reportedly locked in talks over a deal to bring Roofe to Glasgow.

They state discussions have been held over the last 48 hours and that an agreement is close to be finalised.

Rangers are thought to have offered Roofe a four-year deal. They also hope the deal will be done in time for Roofe to feature in Sunday’s SPFL match against St Mirren.

Steven Gerrard’s side have turned back towards Roofe with Alfredo Morelos likely to depart Ibrox. He has been tipped to join Lille in a near £20m deal.

Roofe has endured a mixed time in Belgium. He scored seven times in 16 appearances for the Brussels side. But the side struggled for form and eventually finished eighth in the aborted season.


Roofe on Leeds exit

Speaking earlier this year, Roofe insisted he had no regrets over his decision to leave Leeds.

“No regrets at all,” Roofe told talkSPORT. “If you’re thinking ifs and buts and I’m asking questions like, ‘Should I have done this, should I have done that?’, you’re going nowhere in life.

“I made a decision and I’ll stick with it. I’m enjoying it and want to keep improving.”

Roofe scored 33 times in 123 games for Leeds; the player finding his best form once Bielsa moved him into a central striker’s role.


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