Leeds United fans react to Kemar Roofe update

Kemar Roofe before the SkyBet Championship playoff semi final match between Derby County and Leeds United at the Pride Park, Derby on Saturday 11th May 2019.

Kemar Roofe and Leeds United are reportedly at an impasse over contract negotiations.

Leeds United's Kemar Roofe can't connect with an overhead kick during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off  First Leg match between Derby County and Leeds United at Pride Park Stadium on May...

Some Leeds United fans have called on their club to sell Kemar Roofe this summer.

Roofe, who scored 15 Championship goals for Leeds last season, is entering into the final year of his contract.

The 26-year-old would therefore be allowed to leave for free in 12 months unless a new contract is signed between now and then.

But The Yorkshire Evening Post has reported that there is an impasse between Roofe and the Whites over salary demands, with the former Oxford United hitman wanting parity between himself and Patrick Bamford.

 

Roofe, who joined Leeds under Garry Monk in 2016, missed three months of last season and yet still finished as United's top goalscorer across all competitions.

But some fans of the Elland Road side feel that it is better to sell now rather than roll the dice and potentially lose him for free.

Roofe has undoubtedly come on a lot since he first joined, and probably would have breached the 20-goal barrier for the first time last season if not for injuries.

But there are more ruthless centre-forwards out there and if Leeds receive a tidy offer, maybe the fans are right.

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United   during the SkyBet Championship playoff semi final match between Derby County and Leeds United at the Pride Park, Derby on Saturday 11th May 2019.

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