Reliable journalist provides bad transfer news for Leeds

Reliable journalist provides bad transfer news for Leeds – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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According to the ever-reliable Kristof Terreur, Leeds United striker Kemar Roofe will undergo his medical today ahead of his move to Anderlecht.

The 26-year-old has only a year remaining on his contract and Leeds feel the need to cash in on him.

Marcelo Bielsa hinted yesterday that Roofe could be on his way out of the club, and it seems he is edging closer to joining Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht in the next few days.

Anderlecht are desperate to sign a striker having picked up just one point out of six, scoring just once.

The news will come as a huge blow for Bielsa and Leeds as the club were trying hard to persuade Roofe into signing a new deal at the club.

Roofe has been the club’s top scorer last season and losing him will be a massive blow.

The striker is currently out injured with an ankle injury and didn’t play a part in Leed’s 3-1 victory against Bristol City on Sunday.

Surely, Bielsa will have to delve into the market to sign a new striker.

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Aston Villa leading chase for Championship ace who scored 15 goals last season

Aston Villa leading chase for Championship ace who scored 15 goals last season – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Leeds United forward Kemar Roofe is all set to enter the final year of his contract at Elland Road.

According to Daily Star, Aston Villa are looking to take advantage of that and sign the player this summer. They are leading the chase for the Leeds star.

The newly promoted club are in need of goalscorers and Roofe has proven himself over the years.

The Leeds ace could prove to be a good option for Dean Smith in the Premier League next season.

It will be interesting to see if they manage to agree on a fee with the Whites now.

Roofe was a key player for Bielsa this past season and losing him would be a blow for Leeds United.

However, the player might be tempted to play Premier League football and if he decides to force a move, Leeds might be powerless.

The 26-year-old scored 15 goals in the Championship last season and he could be the ideal replacement for Tammy Abraham.

The young Chelsea forward is back at Stamford Bridge and he is likely to stay there next year.

It will be interesting to see if Leeds manage to agree on a new deal with Roofe now.

If Aston Villa can come up with a lucrative offer, they will certainly stand a chance of getting their man.

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Report: PL club in the hunt to sign 26-year-old key Leeds player

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Newly promoted Premier League club Aston Villa are reportedly plotting a summer move for Leeds United striker Kemar Roofe in the summer transfer window.

According to an Exclusive report from Football Insider, Villa, who will play in the Premier League next season, are considering making a move to sign Roofe who scored 15 goals last season.

Villa are in the market to sign a top striker as Dean Smith is keen to bolster his strike department. With last season’s top scorer Tammy Abraham returning to Chelsea following his impressive loan spell at Villa Park, Smith needs a good replacement.

As they prepare for life in the Premier League, Villa are drawing up a list of potential targets, and the 26-year-old striker is high on their wish-list.

SL’s Verdict: 

Roofe was brilliant for Leeds last season, but whether he can step up in the Premier League remains to be seen. Leeds will try to hold on to their key player, no doubt, but the chance of playing in the Premier League could be too tempting for Roofe to turn down straightaway.

Furthermore, Roofe is entering the final year of his contract at Elland Road, which puts Villa in a good position to lure him away from the Yorkshire club.

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‘Absolutely gutted’ – Some Leeds fans react to 26-year-old’s social media update

'Absolutely gutted' – Some Leeds fans react to 26-year-old's social media update – originally posted on Sportslens.com

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Leeds United forward Kemar Roofe has confirmed on his social media account that he will miss the game against Derby tomorrow with an injury.

He scored the winner in the first leg of the playoff semifinal and he revealed that he is gutted to miss out on the return leg.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men have a 1-0 lead and they will just have to get the job done without Roofe.

The 26-year-old striker will be hoping to return for the final at Wembley.

Leeds have had an impressive season and they will be desperate for promotion. Another year in the Championship could seriously damage their morale.

The Whites should have secured automatic promotion this year. They were in a good position to win the Championship but a late collapse allowed the likes of Norwich and Sheffield United to overtake them.

It will be interesting to see how Leeds perform against Derby tomorrow. Frank Lampard will demand a big performance from his players after the first leg.

The two managers don’t exactly share a great relationship since the Spygate and Lampard will be determined to get past Bielsa’s side here.

Here is how the Leeds fans reacted to Roofe’s social media post.

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