What would Danny Ings to Leeds mean for Kemar Roofe?

Leeds player Kemar Roofe gets a shot in at goal despite the challenge of Sean Morrison during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Leeds United at Cardiff City Stadium...

Leeds United's Kemar Roofe should weigh up his future if the Liverpool man arrives in January.

Danny Ings of Liverpool during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool at Prenton Park on July 8, 2016 in Birkenhead, England.

According to the Football Whispers section of ESPN, Leeds United are interested in signing Danny Ings from Liverpool when the transfer window opens in January.

The Whites apparently believe that the former Burnley marksman "holds the key" to helping Leeds win promotion back to the Premier League come May.

Fans of the Elland Road club would surely be delighted to see the former Burnley man - who scored 21 goals the last time he was in the Championship - arrive.

Kemar Roofe of Leeds and Kevin Long of Burnley in action during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

But one man who probably wouldn't be pulling cartwheels across West Yorkshire is Kemar Roofe.

It has taken the 24-year-old a year to earn chances in his favoured number nine role, after being used on the wing under Garry Monk last season to little effect following a £3 million move.

Roofe, who has five goals up front this season, is now Leeds' second-choice hitman behind Pierre-Michel Lasogga but the signing of Ings would push him further down the pecking order and few would blame him if he considered quitting this winter.

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.

He turns 25 in January and is probably too long in the tooth to be waiting for something that probably isn't going to happen if Leeds bring in another striker.

He is at his most dangerous from a central role and he might very well feel as if he is wasting his time at United if Director of Football Victor Orta puts another obstacle in between him and regular chances up top.

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