Rangers sign four-year deals to Cedric Itten and Kemar Roofe


Kemar Roofe (center) signed a three-year contract with Anderlecht last summer

Rangers have signed forwards Cedric Itten and Kemar Roofe on four-year deals for undisclosed charges.

Itten, 23, is from St. Gallen in Switzerland and Roofe, 27, is from Belgian club Anderlecht.

Roofe has scored seven times in 16 appearances in an injury-interrupted campaign at the Brussels club.

And Switzerland international Itten scored 20 club goals last season and scored three times in two appearances for his country.

Rangers say both players will join the squad after the Europa League’s last 16 second leg on Thursday with Bayer Leverkusen in Germany, Leverkusen leading 3-1.

Manager Steven Gerrard was keen to bolster his attacking options with speculation about the future of Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe on the sidelines due to injury.

Roofe scored 32 goals in three years at Leeds before moving to Anderlecht. He rose through the ranks at West Bromwich Albion but made his breakthrough at Oxford United, scoring 26 goals in his only full season there before moving to Elland Road for £ 3million.

“Rangers are a huge club, with ambition and I know this is the right fit for me to progress in my career,” he told the club’s website.