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

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.

In other news, Report: Club determined not to sell 23-year-old to Tottenham, want £72m for him