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Rangers: Derby County want Kemar Roofe

Rangers: Derby County want Kemar Roofe -Rangers News

Rangers striker Kemar Roofe is attracting interest from Derby County, according to The Sunday Mirror.

The lowdown

Rangers paid £4.5million to sign Roofe from Anderlecht in the 2020 summer transfer window.

The £26,000-per-week man has gone on to make 72 appearances for the Glasgow outfit, scoring 34 times.

But there’s greater competition for the striker roles at Ibrox now following the £1.9million arrival of Antonio Colak from PAOK.

Derby have been relegated to League One, but the takeover of the club is now finally complete after 20 months of uncertainty.

The latest

The Mirror reports (via Rangers News) that Derby are keen on signing Roofe on loan for the 2022/23 season.

They want him to front their attack as they seek to regain their place in their Championship.

It remains to be seen whether Rangers sanction the move, or whether Roofe himself is interested.

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The verdict

After agreeing to sell Calvin Bassey and Joe Aribo, should Rangers be receptive to an approach from the Rams for Roofe?

Well, first and foremost, the 29-year-old is prolific. He scored 15 goals for the Gers last season, beaten only by joint-leaders Alfredo Morelos and James Tavernier (16 apiece). Owen Hargreaves has described him as ‘lethal’, and it’s hard to argue.

He also produced some big moments, netting in extra time against Braga to send Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side into the Europa League semifinals and providing an assist in the last four of the Scottish Cup against Celtic. Indeed, sports journalist Josh Bunting has called him a ‘massive’ figure for the Light Blues.

But there are question marks over the player’s fitness record. Since he joined, he’s missed a whopping 27 games as a result of five different issues.

Perhaps Van Bronckhorst recognises his quality but will simply value availability higher.

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