BBC journalist Adam Pope has claimed that any Rangers move for Kemar Roofe is “not happening” in this transfer window.
The 15-goal Leeds striker was linked to Rangers this week with reports suggesting the 26-year old was being lined up as a £5m Alfredo Morelos replacement [Scottish Sun].
But despite Pope himself describing the story as “having legs” earlier in the week, the BBC sports broadcaster has rubbished the reports.
Not happening. Appears approach & dialogue with Rangers was made by an agent purporting to be representing Roofe. Consequently, no offer or bid received.
— Adam Pope (@apopey) July 12, 2019
Interestingly Pope claims that the story originates from someone claiming to be Roofe’s representatives contacting the Ibrox club.
He then goes on to say that there has been no offer or bid received by Leeds United from Rangers for the forward.
Roofe is a player of real quality and his sharp movement, direct running and goalscoring ability is something which would surely excite Rangers fans.
But with Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe in the squad, there is a lot of competition for places at Ibrox.
The claims by Pope would suggest that the move is a non-starter, so Rangers could even shift their attention elsewhere to fill the void in the increasingly unlikely event that Morelos moves on.