Kemar Roofe arrived at Anderlecht from Leeds United last summer.

On June 29th, reports coming out Belgium claimed Rangers are interested in the 27-year-old. Steven Gerrard could lose Alfredo Morelos this summer, and there’s also uncertainty over Jermain Defoe’s future, so signing a striker makes sense.

Friday’s edition of Het Nieuwsblad claims things ‘went crazy’ in Glasgow last week, suggesting the former Whites man was spotted in Scotland, to undergo a medical at Rangers.

The newspaper also managed to interview the Anderlecht attacker and asked about these rumours. Responding to that, he said: “Honestly, I’ve never been to Scotland in my life. Where do they get it?”

Reports also suggested Steven Gerrard’s side wanted to take the player on a loan deal with an option to buy.

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When quizzed if Rangers made an offer to sign him on a temporary deal with a ‘big purchase option,’ Roofe explained: “Really? I certainly do not intend to leave Anderlecht. I like the Belgian league.

“You know, I used to play in the lower league in England. There I was often confronted with players who really could not handle the ball (laughs). Defenders only had to be big and strong and that was enough to be successful. At least you have good footballers in every position in Belgium.”


Roofe has also spoken to other Belgian publications and the comments appear to be slightly different from what he told Het Nieuwsblad.

When Het Laatste Nieuws asked if’s going to continue at Anderlecht next season, having mentioned Rangers interest, he said: “Unless I suddenly hear something else … I’m ready to stay here.”