Leeds United have offloaded Kemar Roofe, with the striker finalising his switch to Belgian outfit Anderlecht.
The deal was confirmed on the club’s official website and ends a three-year stay at Elland Road for the forward.
Roofe made 122 appearances for Leeds, scoring 32 goals and his last strike was the winner in a 1-0 win over Derby County in the first leg of last season’s play-0ffs.
His departure means that Leeds must look towards another striker before the window slams shut. Patrick Bamford is now the only senior frontman at the club and strength in depth is required.
Roofe signed for Leeds for £3 million back in 2016 and moves to Vincent Kompany’s outfit for an undisclosed fee (BBC Sport).
The Yorkshire Evening Post has confirmed significant profit on what Leeds paid for his services. Although officially undisclosed, they have claimed a fee in the region of £7 million.
Following his departure, supporters have taken to Twitter to speak of their frustration. Roofe is the second big-name outgoing this summer after Pontus Jansson joined Brentford.
Leeds fans are typically passionate and they are keen to see a signing or two arrive to replace the missing parties.
Here is a selection of tweets in response to Roofe signing for Anderlecht:
Imagine not replacing Roofe…. Could you really defend that?
— Perko (@stelufc88) August 6, 2019
— Cohen¹¹🇲🇰®️©️™️ (@Pearceesque) August 6, 2019
Funny how he's injured for us but passes a medical for them………just saying
— glenn johnston (@soulboyglenn) August 6, 2019
Smashing lad, great footballer, going to miss him but that's football.
All the best pal
— Bielsa's cheese wedge ultras (@ColinCarmichae2) August 6, 2019
had enough of @andrearadri and stripping this club of every asset. Absolute joke, supposed to be a "top team". He'll he selling the stadium again soon.
— jord (@jordangray21) August 6, 2019
Confirm Kent and Nketiah immediately
— Ewan (@LUFCEwan) August 6, 2019
Why is everyone wanting Kent?? Isn’t he a winger?? It’s a proven striker we need.
— paul young (@wicketlufc) August 6, 2019
Bit ridiculous on the face of it but it’s a Short career and all that and has a family to look after and I, four one, wish him well. pic.twitter.com/7NjzFxksfz
— Leo Akinfenwe ⚪️💙💛 (@DirtyLeedsLeo) August 6, 2019
Good luck @roofe you got better and better and I’m sure without injuries you’d have got 20+ goals. Strange move by the club not securing a new deal and having to spend money to bring in a new striker to replace you, but you’ll have a good experience in Belgium. 👍🏽💪🏽🤙🏽
— WeAllLoveLeeds (@AllLoveLeeds) August 6, 2019
FFS another departure
— Lordy (@ChezLordy) August 6, 2019
Are we going to bring in some Quality Players? Or is Radz disconnecting the phone lines again 🙁
— borisirishwhite (@leinsterwhite) August 6, 2019