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If Leeds United get £7m for Kemar Roofe they must sell

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If Leeds United get £7m for Kemar Roofe they must sell

Leeds United’s attacker has been linked with a move away on social media this week.

Over the past week, there have been rumblings over the future of many Leeds United players. Felix Wiedwald is gone whilst Marcus Antonsson is imminent. Tyler Denton, Gaetano Berardi, and others are also being linked with the Elland Road exit door. Including Kemar Roofe.

Twitter has been awash with rumours about the forward’s future. A £7m bid from Reading has even been mooted, as reported by the Reading Chronicle. Whilst there is nothing official on this point, the former Oxford United man is seemingly a target for his former club’s local rivals.

At the moment, this is strictly a rumour. But if Leeds could get £7 million for Roofe, should they sell?

Absolutely.

(during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales.

Since signing from Oxford in 2016 the attacker has played 82 times for the club, scoring 16 goals. Last season he was the club’s top scorer, with 13 goals from 33 games.

 

But it is fair to say Leeds fans are not sold on the 25-year-old. They expected more after Roofe smashed home 26 goals in his final season at the Kassam Stadium. That sort of free-scoring ability has not been prevalent at Elland Road.

His best position is also up for debate. Is he an out-and-out striker, left-winger or a number 10? It doesn’t appear he knows, let alone any of the three managers he has worked under in West Yorkshire.

Marcelo Bielsa might like the fluidity of his play and positional sense. However, if Reading or any team comes calling with £7 million, then Leeds should pack Roofe’s bags for him.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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