This summer saw Leeds United cash in on striker Kemar Roofe. The attacker was out of contract next summer and the West Yorkshire side decided not to risk losing him for nothing in 12 months time.
Belgian side Anderlecht ended up signing the player. As reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, he cost the Brussels side a fee in the region of £6.5 million and Leeds have to move on without their main goal-getter.
But it has not been a great start to life for Roofe at his new club.
The main reason behind that is his injury trouble. Roofe arrived at Anderlecht suffering from an injury he picked up in pre-season.
Since then, his new club has struggled. Anderlecht have won just one game at the start of this season under the management of new signing Vincent Kompany. In fact, he relinquished control of matchday action to his assistant Simon Davies.
Now, as reported by HLN, Roofe’s difficulties are continuing. He is now set to carry the burden of scoring goals for Anderlecht after the club reportedly failed in a bid to bring in Mbaye Diagne on deadline day.
He has also not recovered from his injury as quickly as expected. Anderlecht expected to have Roofe available after the international break. However, he is now expected to miss out on the next two games for the club against Royal Antwerp and Club Brugge.
It is certainly not a dream start for the former Leeds player and with Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah both in good form at Elland Road, it is currently looking like a good decision to sell Roofe by Leeds United.