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Report: Leeds confident of signing Kemar Roofe after advanced talks

Swansea City manager Garry Monk

Leeds United appear to be closing in on yet another new signing.

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

According to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post Leeds United are in advanced talks to sign Oxford United striker Kemar Roofe.

The Whites have already been busy this summer, recently adding goalkeeper Rob Green on a 12-month contract and securing loan deals for Hadi Sacko and Matt Grimes after earlier bringing in Kyle Bartley and Marcus Antonsson.

But it seems a sixth signing cold be heading to Elland Road sooner rather than later.

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

The YEP claims Leeds are confident of getting a deal for Roofe over the line despite the considerable outlay it will take to sign the 23-year-old.

Roofe is a right winger who can also play on the opposite flank or as a striker and his versatility will come in very handy as new Leeds manager Garry Monk seeks to turn the Whites into promotion candidates next season.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Roofe scored 25 goals and provided 12 assists in 49 matches for Oxford last season and with two years left on his contract, now would be the time to sell rather than risk losing him for significantly less in 12 months.

While the majority of Leeds’ transfer business to date has been conducted on the cheap, Roofe’s arrival would change that and would be a statement of intent ahead of the new campaign.

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino watches from the stands

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