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Glasgow Rangers could ditch Kemar Roofe by signing Gue-Sung Cho

The January transfer window is now in full swing and Glasgow Rangers have been linked with a number of potential signings to bolster their squad.

Michael Beale is taking part in his first window in charge of the club after taking over from Dutchman Giovanni van Bronckhorst during the break for the 2022 World Cup and is yet to make his first signing as first-team manager.

The English head coach may want to add to his ranks in order to improve their chances of achieving success, in the Premiership and the cup competitions, during the second half of the season.

According to a recent post from journalist Alan Nixon on his Patreon, the Gers are interested in a deal to sign Gue-Sung Cho from Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.

However, they are set to face competition from MLS side Minnesota, Glasgow rivals Celtic, and Bundesliga outfit Mainz, which could make it a difficult deal to complete.

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Beale could finally ditch one of the current liabilities within his Rangers squad – Kemar Roofe – by working with Ross Wilson to beat off interest from other clubs to secure Cho’s signature.

Bringing in a striker, to work alongside Alfredo Morelos, Fashion Sakala and Antonio Colak, could allow the Gers head coach to sanction an exit for Roofe, who was linked with Sheffield Wednesday last summer.

The Jamaican centre-forward is not a reliable option for the Light Blues as he has picked up consistent injury and fitness issues during his time at Ibrox.

Since the start of the 2020/21 campaign, Roofe has suffered seven separate problems that have kept him out of competitive matches for the club. He has been absent for a whopping 56 games in that time and this means that essentially, he has missed more than an entire season’s worth of games in the space of two-and-a-half campaigns.

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Cho, meanwhile, has only been left out of three competitive outings due to injury since the start of last season and could be a better option to have in the squad, instead of Beale constantly worrying about whether or not Roofe will be available for selection.

The South Korea international’s goalscoring record also suggests that he has the potential to be an excellent addition to the Light Blues squad.

In the 2022 campaign, the 24-year-old, who was hailed as an “internet sensation” by The Athletic’s Daniel Taylor, scored 17 goals and provided five assists in 31 appearances in the K League 1, whilst averaging a Sofascore rating of 7.33.

The marksman, who scored twice at the World Cup, could provide an added goal threat to the side whilst also being a more reliable option than Roofe; that is as good a reason as any for Beale to ditch the ex-Anderlecht man by signing Cho in the coming weeks.