Leeds United could regret selling Mallik Wilks if Kemar Roofe goes too

Mallik Wilks of Doncaster scores their third goal of the game during the FA Cup Third Round match between Preston North End and Doncaster Rovers at Deepdale on January 06, 2019 in Preston,...

Leeds United striker Kemar Roofe is now said to be a transfer target of Rangers.

Mallik Wilks of Doncaster celebrates as he scores their third goal of the game during the FA Cup Third Round match between Preston North End and Doncaster Rovers at Deepdale on January 06,...

Leeds United’s risky decision to sell Mallik Wilks this summer could already backfire on them if they let Kemar Roofe leave too.

Wilks left Leeds to join Barnsley on a permanent transfer on Saturday, and the youngster has suggested that he was forced out of Elland Road.

The decision looked a risk, as Wilks has previously shown plenty of promise.

Wilks was in fine form for Doncaster Rovers last term, and there were suggestions that he could return to Leeds to battle it out for a place in Marcelo Bielsa’s starting line-up next season.

However, Bielsa quickly offloaded him this summer, in what was a controversial decision.

Both Patrick Bamford and Kemar Roofe are currently ahead of Wilks in the pecking order at Leeds.

 

But reports in the Scottish Sun over the weekend suggested that Rangers may come in for Roofe and make a £5 million bid for the striker.

If Leeds do sell Roofe then their options will look very short up-front.

Bamford would be almost solely carrying the goalscoring burden at Leeds, and his injury record is hardly convincing.

The Whites may look to sign a striker, but it generally takes players a long time to adapt to Bielsa’s methods.

And Leeds’ decision to let Wilks go could, therefore, come back to haunt them, as they would be very short up-front if Roofe did depart.

Mallik Wilks of Doncaster scores their third goal of the game during the FA Cup Third Round match between Preston North End and Doncaster Rovers at Deepdale on January 06, 2019 in Preston,...

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