Rangers transfer latest as Kemar Roofe exit sacrifice splits Anderlecht fans

Anderlecht are willing to sell Kemar Roofe in order to make “serious savings”, according to a report.

The former Leeds United striker was among a list of Rangers transfer targets earlier this summer as speculation mounts over his future.

Roofe’s stint in Belgium has been decidedly stop-start, with injuries hindering his progress since leaving Elland Road.

La Dernière Heure claim Roofe and team-mate Hendrik Van Crombrugge have been earmarked for sale with the club in need of a financial boost.

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It’s reported Anderlecht’s current transfer budget stands at just €5million amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Roofe is valued at around €6m and the Jupiler League side aren’t willing to let him go on the cheap.

But the prospect of losing the 27-year-old has seemingly split Anderlecht fans.

Belgian football outlet Voetbal24 canvassed supporters on whether they think Roofe and Van Crombrugge should be sacrificed to raise funds – with mixed results from 845 punters.

And 52 per cent of respondents believe Roofe will go this summer.

The player broke his silence on Rangers’ interest last week, insisting he was focused only on Anderlecht.

He said: “I will stay at Anderlecht until someone tells me otherwise.

“I don’t know whether  Rangers  made an offer for me. I’m happy here and my head is 100 per cent with Anderlecht.

“As for me being in Glasgow, I don’t think I’ve ever set foot in Scotland in my life.

“I learned a lot from the Belgian league last season and I was surprised by the technical level. This season, I will get a full pre-season. I only rated myself at seven out of ten last season.

“You didn’t see the best of me because I was not at my very best physically and I still had to get used to the competition. Once I reach my maximum, I will show what I can do.

“I know that 100 per cent I am one of the best players in the Pro League.

“My goal remains that one day I would like to play in the Premier League, play in Europe and, if possible, in the  Champions League.

“I also have ambitions to play for a national team and I can play for England or Jamaica. That depends on my level. I am not closing the door on Jamaica because I am aware that it represents perhaps the best opportunity for me to play in a World Cup.”


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