This summer saw Leeds United sell their main goal-getter with Kemar Roofe moved on to Anderlecht. The deal came, seemingly, out of the blue.
Roofe was out of contract in the summer and all the talk was of a potential new contract at Elland Road.
However, when Anderlecht came calling Leeds clearly saw an opportunity to balance the books.
Roofe was sold for a fee, reported by the Yorkshire Post, to be in the region of £6.5 million and £7 million to the Belgian giants.
But it has been a tough start for Roofe in Belgium. He arrived at the club with an injury picked up during pre-season with Leeds. It took him longer than anticipated to shake off the problem and at the same time, his new side was struggling to find any sort of form in the Belgian Pro League.
However, Roofe finally got into the action just before the international break and yesterday proved a landmark appearance for him at his new club.
Roofe scored his first goal for the Brussells team yesterday in a 4-1 win over Sint-Truiden at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.
He scored Anderlecht’s third goal in the 67th minute before providing an assist for Nacer Chadli to wrap things up ten minutes later with his second goal of the game.
Roofe took to Instagram to celebrate the occasion and even received a response from a former team-mate. Kalvin Phillips, who himself found the back of the net this weekend, commented ‘now we’re talking’ in response to Roofe’s update.
Leeds fans were disappointed when Roofe left the club this summer. However, with his contract running down and the club needing to balance their books his departure is largely understood.
So not Leeds fan will begrudge him any success at his new club. Hopefully, this is the first of many.
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