Report: Newcastle continually monitoring Leeds star Kemar Roofe

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United laments a near miss during the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham United and Leeds United at the New York Stadium, Rotherham on Saturday 26th January...

Newcastle United have allegedly continued to monitor Leeds United's Kemar Roofe.

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United shoots at goal under pressure from George Byers of Swansea City compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Swansea City...

According to The Chronicle, Newcastle United are continually monitoring Leeds United forward Kemar Roofe having had him on their radar years ago.

Roofe, 26, joined Leeds from Oxford United back in the summer of 2016, enduring a difficult first season with just three goals to his name, though he did score 11 times last term.

This season though, Roofe has become an Elland Road hero under Marcelo Bielsa, smashing 14 Championship goals in just 26 appearances.

 

Now, The Chronicle claim that Newcastle are continuing to monitor Roofe, though their plans to watch him have been dented by a knee ligament injury for the attacker.

Roofe first popped onto the Newcastle radar when he was playing for Oxford, with Roofe himself quoted by The Northern Echo as saying that he knew about their interest.

No move materialised, but Roofe is showing this season that he could be a Premier League player, and it's hard to tell just how worried Leeds should be.

MIDDLESBROUGH, UK 9TH FEBRUARY. Kemar Roofe of Leeds United  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Leeds United at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough on...

With less than 18 months left on his contract, there is of course a chance that Roofe could go, and Leeds missing out on promotion would be a concern if there is Premier League interest in Roofe.

However, why would anyone want to leave Leeds right now? They're playing exceptional football under a world-renowned coach and look set for a Premier League return in the near future.

Roofe appears settled at Leeds after a difficult start, and whilst Newcastle may well be watching him closely – as they seemingly have for years – there shouldn't be too much to worry about just yet.

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United laments a near miss during the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham United and Leeds United at the New York Stadium, Rotherham on Saturday 26th January...

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