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Are Rangers targeting the wrong Leeds United player amid links?

Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the pre season friendly match between Rangers and Oxford United  at Ibrox Stadium on July 07, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scottish Premiership giants Rangers could seemingly make a move Leeds United's Kemar Roofe this summer in what would be yet another body blow to the Championship club.

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United prior to the Pre-Season Friendly between York City and Leeds United at Bootham Crescent on July 10, 2019 in York, England.

Rangers could seemingly make a move for Leeds United's Kemar Roofe this summer, that's if they have to part ways with Alfredo Morelos, according to the Scottish Sun. 

Despite Morelos' discipline problems, losing a player of his quality would hurt Steven Gerrard's side, but Leeds' 2016 summer signing, Roofe, surely isn't the answer. 

 

Patrick Bamford, who had a bit of an indifferent campaign at Elland Road last season, would suit Rangers much better than his more versatile club teammate.  

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Whilst Roofe has proven to be a better player, Bamford is the better physical presence up front, who can bring the attack-minded players around him into the game. 

The former Chelsea youth product could do the same at Ibrox, and he would be a much better strike partner for Jemain Defoe, if Gerrard were to play two up front. 

Leeds United's Patrick Bamford in action during the Pre-season Friendly match between York City and Leeds United on July 10, 2019 in York, England.

A lot has to happen for Rangers to make a move their reported move for Roofe - having to part ways with Morelos for starters - but whilst the former Oxford United man can do a job for the Glasgow club, for the club as a whole Bamford would be a better option. 

From Leeds' perspective, given what has happened at the Yorkshire club during this past week, the last thing they will want to see is Morelos leaving Rangers. and as a result, they would then be potentially looking over their shoulders again. 

The simple equation for both teams would be for the Gers to keep hold of Morelos because it'll increase their chances of winning the title.

And Leeds to keep hold of their key players, including Roofe because they can then firmly believe they will end their barren run outside of England's top-flight. 

Leeds United's Kemar Roofe congratulates Jack Harrison after he opened the scoring during the Pre-season Friendly match between York City and Leeds United on July 10, 2019 in York, England.

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