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Are Leeds United making space for £3m Kemar Roofe?

Barnsley’s Alfie Mawson and Oxford’s Kemar Roofe in action

Leeds United's low cost transfer activity may be making space for a big addition.

Barnsley’s Alfie Mawson and Oxford’s Kemar Roofe in actionBarnsley’s Alfie Mawson and Oxford’s Kemar Roofe in action

Leeds United have been active in the transfer market over the past fortnight, bringing in five players already.

Over the past 24 hours Rob Green has been brought in on a free transfer and Matt Grimes from Swansea City on loan.

Kyle Bartley and Hadi Sacko were two further loan deals, with Marcus Antonsson the only player they have paid a fee for, at less than £2m.

This has been good business so far, and while fans may wonder with concern if this means there is no money available - it could be the very opposite, that they do have money, and are saving it for a statement signing.

This would be Oxford United's Kemar Roofe, who the club were linked to last month, only to be put off by Oxford United's £3 million asking price, the Yorkshire Evening Post reported.

Oxford's Kemar Roofe gets past a tackle from Barnsley's Marc RobertsOxford's Kemar Roofe gets past a tackle from Barnsley's Marc Roberts

Now having strengthened in defence, on the wing, in goal, and in central midfield on the cheap, Leeds may have the luxury of being able to splash out on a real difference maker.

Roofe is exactly that, scoring more than 20 goals for Oxford in all competitions last season and leading the club to promotion.

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

Leeds could very well have listened to Oxford's asking price, gone away and conducted their other business, before returning to Michael Appleton's side with their bid.

If it is not Roofe, then there is still a chance Leeds have money in the coffers for a big name addition, but there are few better options than the former West Brom trainee in the same price range, who have the x-factor to help transform Leeds into promotion contenders.

Oxford's Kemar Roofe celebrates after scoring their first goalOxford's Kemar Roofe celebrates after scoring their first goal

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