With it looking increasingly likely that Alfredo Morelos will be leaving Ibrox this summer, talk has quickly turned to who could be the Rangers striker’s replacement.
Anderlecht forward Kemar Roofe’s name has been bandied around in recent weeks and supporters on Twitter have been debating whether the 27-year-old would be the right signing:
Tops my list lol
— Glenn Davidson (@GDARocafella) July 28, 2020
He’s a quality player imo
— robert taylor (@robertmeractayl) July 28, 2020
Not going to replace his goals ! Not prolific enough for me 🤷♂️
— ScottBurns aka Lumpy (@BurnsScott1690) July 28, 2020
— Stevie O'Brien (@BlueBoy186) July 28, 2020
Haven’t seen him since he moved to Anderlecht obviously but looked a class act at Leeds. Fully behind this signing if it were to happen
— Lee Elder (@madeinedzell) July 28, 2020
If buff goes we must be looking at around a 10million pound calibre striker imo. Ive no doubt the lads a good player but we must find a big name and go for it. This will be our chance to sharpen the spear for Gers amd we must get it right!
— Jamie Whiteford (@JamieWhitefor10) July 28, 2020
He looked great at leeds prior to moving to belgium, would be excited about this👍
— George Smith (@george_smith63) July 28, 2020
He is a gd player but injury prone don’t think I want a player at us when he will be injured lol
— Hazrfc 🇬🇧 (@Haz2012) July 28, 2020
Daniel Sturridge is a free transfer
— greig (@greig92873379) July 28, 2020
Roofe did have a couple of excellent seasons at Leeds, scoring 29 goals in 73 games, but it must be pointed that he started his career as a winger before only recently being converted into a striker.
There are also concerns about his injury record, having spent most of his first campaign at Anderlecht on the treatment table, with ankle and calf injuries restricting him to just 13 appearances.
Especially with Jermain Defoe’s current fitness woes, it would be a risk by manager Steven Gerrard to replace Morelos with someone who could spend a signification portion of the season on the sidelines.