Anderlecht striker Kemar Roofe would be a “very good” signing for Rangers to replace Alfredo Morelos this summer, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Aberdeen and Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the 27-year-old would be tempted in joining the Light Blues were they to make a move.
As reported by the Scottish Sun, the Gers are set to reignite their interest in the 27-year-old this summer if Alfredo Morelos leaves Ibrox after three years in Glasgow.
Roofe left Leeds for Anderlecht last summer but saw his campaign blighted by injury problems.
Whelan believes that the lure of European football, which the Belgian outfit will miss out on next season, could see Rangers turn the head of the versatile forward.
Whelan told Football Insider: “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, who can play as a winger as well as a centre-forward, scored seven goals in 16 appearances for Anderlecht this season.
He netted 33 times in 122 games during his time at Elland Road, with 110 Championship matches under his belt.
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