The Scottish Sun reports that Mark Allen has identified a ‘top target’ to replace Alfredo Morelos, should the striker leave Ibrox this summer.
That target is Leeds United’s Kemar Roofe.
It’s suggested that the 26-year-old only has 12 months remaining on his current deal and has so far failed to agree terms over an extension. Therefore, his future remains in doubt.
According to the report, The Whites are keen to avoid losing a high-rated player for free. Therefore, they have slapped a £5 million asking price on Roofe.
It’s also suggested that the ex-Oxford United forward is currently on £10,000-a-week and that those wages will at least have to be matched in order for him to move north of the border.
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Roofe enjoyed an eye-catching season in the Championship across 2018/19.
Despite missing the whole of March, he still mustered 15 league goals and two assists. Most of the strikes came during the first half of the campaign, with last minute winners in consecutive weeks against Aston Villa and Blackburn, back in December.
At 26, he’s a player in his prime who would likely fair well in the SPL.
Should the club sell the lethal but naive Morelos, a £5 million fee would be manageable. For a Championship player, £10k-a-week is hardly astronomical either.
As a regular under Marcelo Bielsa though, Roofe would have to make a call between the race for the Premier League and the chance to compete for silverware in Glasgow.