Kemar Roofe has posted an intriguing Tweet as Leeds United reportedly look to land last season’s top scorer to a new deal with his current contract expiring soon – and Leeds fans have urged him to put pen to paper.
The 26-year-old shone for Leeds last season, scoring 15 goals in 34 league and cup outings. He did that despite being sidelined for two spells through injury, the last keeping him out for seven league games.
The Yorkshire Evening Post have claimed that Roofe, along with captain Liam Cooper and goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell are expected to be offered new contracts. Roofe’s may be of more importance, though.
That is because the former Oxford United attacker’s contract at Leeds expired in the summer of 2020. He has just 12 months remaining on his current deal, but he described scoring goals for Leeds as the “best feeling” on Twitter.
😠What do you reckon I was thinking?🤔🤣
— Kemar Roofe (@roofe) June 16, 2019
Leeds do have options up front, with Patrick Bamford rivalling Roofe for a place in the side as the club’s attacking spearhead. An impressive campaign with the Under-23’s could push Ryan Edmondson into the reckoning, too.
Leeds fans reacted to Roofe’s Tweet in desperate manner, urging the striker to sign a new deal that will keep him at Elland Road beyond next summer – even though the report claims Roofe wants as much as Bamford is earning.
Sign a new contract #MOT
— Connor Mahoney 🔍🔍 Bielsalona! MOT (@ConnorMOT92) June 16, 2019
Sign your contract, take us up and become a legend Kemar it's simple #Lufc
— Simon💙💛 (@Si_Plow) June 16, 2019
"I'm ready to sign a new contract".
— Tony LUFC (@Tonylufc28) June 16, 2019
That I'm definitely staying at LUFC next season…
— Judi 💙💛 (@JudiBell1) June 16, 2019
As long as u stay with leeds kemar I don't mind how u celebrate yr goals M.O.T
— Warren Oates (@WarrenOates2) June 17, 2019
Where's my new Contract.
— Jim (@Jim07022941) June 16, 2019
What do I have to do to get a pay rise around here?
— James Kitchingman (@kitch1993) June 16, 2019
was it how about that new contract?
— Wayne Maw (@waynemaw) June 16, 2019
We all want u at ER next season bro, sign a new deal and we can all celebrate together MOT
— Leigh Donoghue Music (@LeiDonMusic) June 16, 2019