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Anderlecht sporting director says they have wanted a player like Kemar Roofe for ‘quite a while’

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Anderlecht sporting director says they have wanted a player like Kemar Roofe for ‘quite a while’

Leeds United lost their striker Kemar Roofe to Anderlecht this week.

Kemar Roofe has offically left Leeds United for Belgian giants Anderlecht. As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Roofe has joined the Brussells club on a three-year deal for a fee reported to be between £6.5-£7 million. 

With just one year left on his contract at Leeds and with little progress toward a renewal, Leeds decided to cash in on Roofe now, rather than risk losing him on a free transfer next summer. 

The deal will see Roofe working under the player-management of Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany, after he returned to his boyhood club this summer. 

(Photo by Mick Walker – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Yesterday saw Roofe get acquainted with his new boss and even posing for selfies with the 33-year-old. 

Clearly, the Belgian side are pleased to get this deal done. Speaking to the club’s official website, sports director Michael Verschueren shared his thoughts on securing a move for the 26-year-old. 

 

“We were looking for an attacker like Kemar for quite a while now. He’s a true goal-getter who will be a great asset to our team.”


Roofe is not expected to make his debut straight away as he continues his recovery from an injury picked up in pre-season with Leeds. 

Fans at Elland Road will no doubt wish Roofe all the best on his adventures abroad, with a team who are hoping to force their way back into Europe after a poor 2018-19 campaign. 

Hopefully, Leeds United can secure a suitable replacement before the transfer window shuts on Thursday afternoon. 

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