It appears Leeds United might be about to lose another key player ahead of the Championship season. Leeds get their campaign underway today against Bristol City, but Kemar Roofe will miss the clash with an injury. But it also looks as though he could be off to Anderlecht.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the striker is set to complete a £7 million move to the Belgian giants, currently player-managed by former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.
Roofe has just one year left on his current deal at Elland Road and the club appear ready to sell him now, rather than lose him for nothing in 12 months time.
Whilst most involved with Leeds United will be disappointed with the news, it seems Laurens De Bock is not entirely bothered.
The Leeds left-back is a complete outcast at Elland Road under the guidance of Marcelo Bielsa. He spent last season on loan at KV Oostende and, as reported by Het Laatste Nieuws, is on the brink of joining Greek side Aris Thessaloniki for another loan spell.
De Bock has also spoken to Het Nieuwsblad regarding Roofe’s apparent move to Anderlecht. He is clearly of the opinion that the Purple-White are bringing in a top striker.
“Kemar Roofe is a good striker. He is strong, but also sharp and fast. Kemar is not that big, but still very firm. In my eyes, he is an Aguero type.
“What’s more, he is also a cheerful guest. In any case, he will do well in the team.”
Leeds United fans will no doubt wish Roofe was sticking around. But it seems increasingly likely that he will be on his way to the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium this summer.
Anderlecht fans will hope he can live up to the Aguero-billing De Bock has given him.