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Kemar Roofe could be just as successful as Jermaine Beckford at Leeds United

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Leeds United have been linked with the exciting forward.

Oxford's Kemar Roofe celebrates after scoring their first goal

According to a recent report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United manager Garry Monk is considering a move for Oxford United player Kemar Roofe this summer.

The 23-year-old can play anywhere across the forward line, rotating his time last season predominantly between playing as a striker and a right winger.

Wherever he features, goals almost invariably follow, as his 25 strikes and 12 assists last season proved, and while some Leeds fans may be wary of being linked with a player currently plying his trade in the fourth tier of English football, Roofe has the talent to follow in the footsteps of a former Elland Road favourite.

Oxford's Kemar Roofe and Bristol Rovers' Tom Lockyer in action

Those Whites fans worried about the prospect of relying on a current League Two striker for goals next season should cast their minds back to when Leeds signed Jermaine Beckford from non-league Wealdstone Town.

The striker had attracted plenty of attention after netting 35 goals in his final season with the club and it was ultimately Leeds who secured a deal for a player who would enjoy considerable success at Elland Road.

Jermaine Beckford celebrates after scoring Leeds' second goal

With 84 goals in 147 matches for Leeds, Beckford’s transfer proved to be one of the smartest of the modern era and he has failed to match those heady heights after leaving the Whites.

Roofe has everything in his locker to be just as good and new Leeds boss Monk would be wise to make his move quickly, with the Oxford player sure to attract plenty of suitors if he does move on this summer.

Signing a new striker is just one of many jobs for Monk in the months ahead, but bringing in Roofe would guarantee goals and allow the ex-Swansea City boss plenty of time to strengthen other key areas.

Swansea City Manager Garry Monk

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