}); Rangers signal ex-Leeds ahead Kemar Roofe and Switzerland worldwide Cedric Itten as Alfredo Morelos nears Lille switch - UK News Broadcasts

Rangers signal ex-Leeds ahead Kemar Roofe and Switzerland worldwide Cedric Itten as Alfredo Morelos nears Lille switch


Rangers signed two strikers on Tuesday as they put together for Alfredo Morelos’ seemingly departure.

Kemar Roofe was first signed from Anderlecht for an undisclosed payment with Cedric Itten becoming a member of from FC St Gallen.

Roofe solely joined the Belgian facet from Leeds final summer season in a £7million deal however has now made the swap to Scotland, signing a four-year cope with Steven Gerrard’s facet.

Roofe scored seven instances in 16 appearances final season for Anderlecht – managed by former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany – however struggled with accidents.

He advised his new membership’s web site: “Rangers are an enormous membership, with ambition and I do know that is the appropriate match for me to progress my profession.

“I’m wanting ahead to experiencing Ibrox and am excited to play in Europe.”

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard added: “Kemar is recognised all through Europe as an clever attacker with an eye fixed for objective.

Roofe had a decent goal record at Anderlecht but wasn’t fully fit for large parts

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Roofe had a good objective report at Anderlecht however wasn’t absolutely match for giant components

“I look ahead to working with him and recognise his potential to additional progress our beginning XI.

“He has skilled the strain and expectation at Leeds United and has performed on the continent which can stand him in good stead for his time at Ibrox.”

Itten, 23, scored 24 objectives in 42 video games for St Gallen earlier than his transfer to the Scottish Premiership membership, the place he signed a four-year deal.

Following the signing, supervisor Gerrard stated: “Cedric is a objective scorer who will add additional energy and depth to our squad.

“The actual fact we’ve introduced two attacking choices in the identical day highlights our intent to bolster our squad as we start the marketing campaign.

“I’m happy {that a} participant of Cedric’s means and potential has determined to affix Rangers as he embarks within the subsequent stage of his profession.”

With Roofe and Itten incoming, Rangers look set to lose Morelos this summer season.

Lille have been closely linked with the Colombia worldwide, who has scored 77 objectives in 138 video games for Rangers, as they search a alternative for not too long ago departed ace Victor Osimhen.

Alfredo Morelos has been a star for Rangers since joining in 2017

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Alfredo Morelos has been a star for Rangers since becoming a member of in 2017

Morelos is known to be eager to push via the transfer and retweeted a publish on Twitter on Monday, which additional fuelled hypothesis he desires out.

Colombian outlet Toque Sports activities had posted the clip of the ahead scoring for Rangers final season, with the accompanying message: ‘would you prefer to see me signal for Lille?’

Morelos isn’t the one striker Lille are chasing this summer season with Gent’s Jonathan David additionally one in every of their man targets.

Leeds United are equally within the Canada worldwide, experiences declare.


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