Rangers have confirmed the signing of Kemar Roofe from Anderlecht for an undisclosed fee as the Scottish Premiership gets back underway.
Last seasons runners-up were in need of a striker as they prepare for Alfredo Morelos’ likely departure in the coming weeks.
Kemar Roofe Joins Rangers
Former Leeds United Striker Moves to Scotland
Roofe, 27, joined the Belgium side Anderlecht managed by Vincent Kompany from Leeds United last summer in a £7 million deal. The forward has now made the switch to Scotland, signing a four-year deal with Steven Gerrard’s side.
Roofe scored seven times in 16 appearances last season for Anderlecht but struggled for consistency as a result of a run of injuries.
He told his new club’s website: “Rangers are a huge club, with ambition and I know this is the right fit for me to progress my career.”
One in and One out at Ibrox?
Following the arrival of Roofe, Rangers look set to lose another striker in Morelos this summer. French club Lille have been heavily linked with the Colombia international, who has scored 77 goals in 138 games for Rangers, as they seek a replacement for recently departed ace Victor Osimhen, who joined Napoli in recent weeks.
Roofe will hope to fire Gerrard’s men closer to last seasons Champions Celtic as they aim to win a record-breaking tenth consecutive Scottish Premiership title. Rangers will be desperate to stop their Old Firm rivals, adding Roofe’s goal prowess could be a pivotal step in bridging the gap.
The striker will begin training with his new teammates when they return from Germany, where they are currently training ahead of their Europa League second leg tie with Bayer Leverkusen.