Rangers: Journalist claims Kemar Roofe attracting League One interest

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Rangers striker Kemar Roofe has attracted interest from two English third-tier clubs this summer.

That is according to Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the Gers’ transfer plans ahead of the final few weeks of the transfer window.

Roofe has been linked for a move back to English football this summer, with both Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County interested, but according to the Daily Record, there has been no formal approach for the 29-year-old by the Owls nor the Rams.

The former Leeds United striker struggled with various injuries last season, but it is not thought that Giovanni van Bronckhorst wants to let the striker leave Ibrox this season.

And O’Rourke believes that the Dutch manager will have more of an interest in adding to his squad this summer rather than letting players leave.

He said: “Roofe obviously had a few injury problems of his own last season.

“I’m sure he’s had a good time up in Scotland as well, but the chance to move to England is obviously there.

“There is interest from the likes of Sheffield Wednesday and Derby, so maybe he wants to move back down south as well.

“If that’s the case, maybe Rangers would be willing to let him leave, but I think ideally, Van Bronckhorst will be looking to keep hold of that squad and maybe add to it rather than take away from it, really. 

TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments…

We believe that Rangers would be better off holding onto Roofe this season, with the striker proving what he can do in Scotland last season despite his injuries. 

In a season where he struggled with knocks, the Walsall-born forward still managed to score 16 goals and provide two assists in 36 appearances, according to Transfermarkt.

Therefore, we believe that if Roofe can get back to full fitness at some point during the season, he and Alfredo Morelos could form a frightening strike partnership at Ibrox.

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