Kemar Roofe joined Leeds United from Oxford United in the summer transfer window.
Former West Ham United and Everton striker Tony Cottee said on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports News HQ on Saturday afternoon (broadcast from 2pm, August 6, 2016) that Leeds United summer signing Kemar Roofe is good enough to play in the Premier League.
Roofe joined Leeds from Oxford United on a four-year contract last month, as announced on the Championship club’s official website.
According to BBC Sport, the West Yorkshire outfit had to pay a transfer fee of £3 million in order to secure the services of the 23-year-old.
The former West Bromwich Albion prospect is a versatile footballer who can play as a winger or as a striker.
Former West Ham United and Everton striker Cottee rates Roofe highly, and is surprised that a club in the Premier League did not make a move for him in the summer transfer window.
“He is a good player, Kemar Roofe,” said Cottee on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports News HQ on Saturday afternoon (broadcast from 2pm, August 6, 2016).
“I have seen him a couple of times. I am surprised maybe a Premier League club didn’t take a chance on him, I think he is that good.
“I think he is good enough to play in the Premier League. He might need to have this season in the Championship and then push on. He is a really exciting player.”
Roofe was one of the best players for Oxford in League Two during the 2015-16 campaign.
The attacker played a key role in the U’s earning promotion to League One. The 23-year-old scored 18 goals and provided nine assists in 40 League Two matches for Oxford last season.
Leeds will kick off their 2016-17 Championship campaign with an away game against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday afternoon.