Former Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has been speaking about a player his former club sold this summer.
With just one year left on his contract, Leeds United decided to sell Kemar Roofe when Anderlecht came calling. The Belgian side paid a reported £6.5 million (Yorkshire Post) to bring him to Brussels, with Leeds deciding the cash was needed to help alleviate potential FFP issues.
After initially struggling with injury Roofe has found his form with style at the Constant Vanden Stock stadium. The 26-year-old has four goals in his last four games for the club and Christiansen, who often used Roofe wide to accommodate Pierre-Michel Lasogga, has been speaking to Het Laatste Nieuws, as relayed by Voetbal Primeur, about the player.
The Spaniard, who now manages Belgian side Union Saint-Gilloise, described him as ‘cold-blooded’ with plenty of praise for his style of play.
“Kemar is not super good at anything, but he is a master of many facets. This makes him physically impressive. Kemar is able to push forward, defend with it and still turn up in the sixteen. His height seems a disadvantage, but that is it is not. Kemar is strong and jumps high. He will score with his head. He is a goal-getter.
“He will score at least twenty. Kemar is cold-blooded for the goal. And he can also finish with his left and right.”
There will be plenty of Leeds fans perhaps wishing that the club had kept Roofe over the summer, even knowing the reasons why he was eventually sold by the club.
But given his good current goalscoring form, there will undoubtedly be some at Elland Road who feel that they would have been better off keeping Roofe on board and finding a buyer for Bamford who, for all his hard work, has struggled for goals.
However, most Leeds fans will probably just be hoping that Roofe continues to thrive away from West Yorkshire having left the club and fanbase on good terms.