Leeds United forward Kemar Roofe will not be signing for Scottish Premiership side Rangers, according to the BBC’s Adam Pope on Twitter.
Gers director of football Mark Allen had reportedly identified Roofe as a potential replacement for Morelos, after a fine season for Marcelo Bielsa’s side last time out.
With only one year left on his contract at Elland Road, Leeds have made no advancements in tying the prolific forward down to a new deal, with Leeds fans fearing the worst after Rangers emerged as potential suitors.
But BBC broadcaster Adam Pope has now poured cold water on the speculation linking him with a move to Ibrox, with the dialogue coming from an agent that was pretending to represent Roofe.
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
This news will come as a massive relief to Leeds fans – Roofe scored 15 goals as Leeds reached the play-off semi-finals last season, despite missing nearly three months of the season due to injury.
Leeds fans will now be hoping that the club can agree fresh terms with the striker, ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
This is undoubtedly massive news for Leeds United fans – after selling Pontus Jansson to Brentford, they would have been fearing that Roofe was the next player to leave.
It would have been a questionable decision if he were to move to Rangers, given that he has established himself as one of the best strikers in the Championship, and showing signs that he can make the step up to the Premier League.
Leeds really do need to sort this contract situation out though, as they cannot afford clubs to come in and make offers whilst they are in the midst of a promotion push next term.