'Silly to sell'; Some Leeds fans respond to Kemar Roofe rumours

Leeds fans look on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham, England.

Blackburn Rovers are understood to be interested in signing Kemar Roofe from Championship rivals Leeds United in the summer transfer window

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United celebrates with his team mates after he scores  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Millwall at Elland Road on January 20, 2018 in...

Kemar Roofe doesn’t deserve the criticism he gets from some sections of the Leeds United support so it’s nice to see that a good amount of the Elland Road faithful are putting their trust in the versatile forward ahead of the new Championship campaign.

Versatile, quick and blessed with an eye for goal, Roofe appears a good fit for Marcelo Bielsa’s famed 3-3-3-1 formation on paper. And many fans are expecting the legendary tactician to get the best out of a player who has never really stamped down a place in the XI since his £3 million move from Oxford United in 2016.

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.

Therefore, reports in the Yorkshire Evening Post that Leeds plan to resist any offers for the former West Brom youngster this summer have gone down well with some supporters.

Roofe was Leeds’ top scorer last season with 14 goals despite rarely being used in his favoured centre-forward position and it is understood that he is in Bielsa’s plans. The chances of Blackburn Rovers luring the 25-year-old to Ewood Park, then, look slim.

Make no mistake though, this is a big season for Roofe. If Bielsa really plans to make him a key player, Roofe must respond in style or face an uncertain future under a famously ruthless coach.

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...

 

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