Date: 29th May 2019 at 5:01pm
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Leeds have been linked with a summer move for Kilmarnock striker Eamonn Brophy by TEAMtalk, but they suggest it is Scottish Premiership runners-up Rangers who are set to pounce.

The 23-year-old has also attracted the attention of Championship Play-Off Final runners-up Derby County, having scored twelve goals in 33 games across all competitions.

Gers boss Steven Gerrard, though, is keen to add Brophy to his options at Ibrox, following the striker’s first senior international call-up for Scotland under former boss Steve Clarke.

The former youth international has a calm head from the penalty spot, but often looks to shoot from range despite not being a natural goalscorer. It is thought the former Liverpool captain considers the Cleland-born attacker a suitable replacement for Alfredo Morelos, though.

While the Colombian was prolific in the season just gone with 30 goals in 48 games, he regularly saw his character questioned after receiving three straight red cards and twice earning two yellows in a match.

Should Gerrard make a move for Brophy, it will be a blessing in disguise for owner and Chairman Andre Radrizzani, as the Celtic product would not be an upgrade on Kemar Roofe or Patrick Bamford.

Even if we were to lose Roofe this summer with the attacker soon entering the final year of his contract, Marcelo Bielsa should demand someone with more ability to come in as his replacement.

Brophy’s best record in front of goal in a single league campaign has been the nine struck in the recently concluded term, having struggled to score more than five in a season until the 2017/18 campaign.

Plus, Bielsa already has an option in Ryan Edmondson if he is looking for a third-choice striker, as the academy star hit eleven goals in nine Professional Development League fixtures on route to the title.

 
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