Rangers could be set to be handed a ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ offer from Lille for Alfredo Morelos, according to a report, but concerns over Kemar Roofe’s fitness should kill off any transfer talk over the Colombian striker of the time being.
According to a report in the Scottish Sun, the Ligue 1 side are ready to submit a final bid for El Bufalo after seeing previous offers turned down and Rangers should be doing everything to keep Morelos at Ibrox for at least one more season.
Speculation over Morelos’ future has surrounded the striker for much of the three years he has been at Ibrox but Rangers need to kick it into touch for the time being and concentrate on matters on the pitch.
With Roofe having picked up a calf injury against Lincoln Red Imps and now requiring a scan on it, the former Leeds star could be set for a spell out of the team as he recovers – and his history of similar injuries doesn’t make for pleasant reading.
Roofe has missed a chunk of games for both Leeds and Anderlecht with calf injuries, with his season ended prematurely last term with one he picked up in January.
While there’s nothing to suggest this latest injury is a particularly bad one, the recurring nature of Roofe’s calf injuries is certainly a concern with so much at stake this season for the Light Blues.
Rangers spent big this summer in adding Roofe and Cedric Itten to the squad, ostensibly as replacements for Morelos, but with Roofe having injury problems and Itten yet to really hit his stride, losing Morelos would be a massive blow for Rangers title hopes this season.