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Kemar Roofe comments on Chris Wood's Leeds United exit

Kemar Roofe of Leeds is tackled by Julien De Sart of Derby during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on January 13, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Chris Wood left Leeds United to join Burnley in the Premier League.

Chris Wood of Burnley scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

Kemar Roofe has been speaking about Chris Wood's Leeds United departure on talkSPORT.

The 25-year-old striker joined Premier League side Burnley in a £15 million move earlier this summer.

The New Zealand hitman netted 30 goals in all competitions last season - and 27 in the Championship - to establish himself as one of the division's finest goalscorers.

Burnley's New Zealand striker Chris Wood (C) celebrates after scoring their late equalizer during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley...

And former team-mate Roofe feels that he cannot be criticised for wanting to play in the top flight.

"Yeah I think it was going to happen," he told talkSPORT when asked if he had a "hunch" that Wood was going to leave.

"He was top goalscorer in the league and it's anybody's ambition to play in the Premier League and if a team comes in, it's hard for him to turn it down. Hopefully it works out for him and hopefully it works out for us as well."

Wood certainly got his Burnley career off to a flier this past weekend by scoring a last-minute equaliser in the Clarets' 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

Chris Wood of New Zealand competes against goal keeper Thomas Schmidt and defender Emile Bearune of New Caledonia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between the New Zealand All...

But it remains to be seen whether he proves a good signing for Sean Dyche's side in the long run, because £15 million is huge money for a club of Burnley's footing.

Roofe looks to be profiting from Wood's exit at Leeds as the former Oxford United man is being given chances in his new central role - and taking the opportunity with both hands.

The attacker, a £3 million signing under Garry Monk last summer, has scored four goals in his previous two games for the Whites and he will hope for more opportunities through the middle as the season progresses.

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