Noel Whelan has said he wouldn’t be surprised if Glasgow Rangers were to make a move for Kemar Roofe.
The Gers are said to be interested in the 27-year-old, who is currently playing his football in Belgium with Anderlecht. Roofe has had a good start to his career with his new outfit, scoring seven goals in his first 16 games in all competitions, and that has attracted the interest of the Ibrox side.
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan has shared his thoughts on the reported interest, and he would not be shocked if a move for the former Leeds United man materialised. He explained:
“Look, this isn’t the first time he’s been tipped with Rangers, is it? So this resurfaces itself again.
“I think he’d be tempted, he’s sampled football abroad and I think he wants that European football, which he’s going to get.
“He’s a goalscorer, you know? He works hard and he’s someone that gets you goals to win football matches. Obviously Rangers haven’t forgotten about him since his move to Belgium.
“This would be something we need to watch but it wouldn’t surprise me if they do go in for a player like that. He’s very much like a Jermain Defoe type, very busy, very quick in front of goal, knows where the back of the net. I think that would be a very good move for both parties.”
Roofe was one of the Whites’ best players, scoring 14 goals in 32 Championship matches in the previous campaign, which led to Anderlecht spending £5.4m to sign him. He is currently valued at £4.05m by Transfermarkt, so it remains to be seen how much he would cost.
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If he could replicate the form of Jermain Defoe, who has managed 25 goals in 52 games so far at Ibrox, then he would be an astute signing. It remains to be seen where his future lies.
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