Report: Victor Orta 'very confident' of Leeds' Kemar Roofe deal

A general view of Elland Road as play continues in the second half during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on December 8, 2018 in...

Kemar Roofe is out of contract at Leeds United next summer.

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United dribbles the ball during the match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Leeds United at Bankwest Stadium on July 20, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

Keeping Kemar Roofe is on the agenda for Leeds United.

Earlier this summer, the 26-year-old hitman was linked with a move to Rangers [The Scottish Sun] and losing him would be a blow, given that he was the Whites' top goalscorer last term.

But according to Leeds Live, fans need not worry about losing Roofe.

The English website claims that Leeds' Director of Football Victor Orta is 'very confident' that he can tie the former Oxford United star down to a new deal.

 

As things stand, Roofe would be available to leave on a Bosman next summer but Orta believes that the Englishman will be extending his contract, according to Leeds Live.

If and when it happens, it'll come as a massive relief to United fans.

Losing Roofe period would be disastrous, but to lose him on a free would be devastating on a footballing and financial level, an error that wouldn't be forgiven for a long, long time.

He is out for the next three weeks with an ankle problem, which might spell the end of Rangers' desire to sign him anyway, but Orta's perceived confidence is a big reason to be cheerful for supporters.

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United controls the ball during the match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Leeds United at Bankwest Stadium on July 20, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

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