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Noel Whelan comments on Kemar Roofe’s Leeds United future

Kemar Roofe of Leeds controls the ball against Tahith Chong of Manchester United during a pre-season friendly match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Optus Stadium on July 17,...

Leeds United striker Kemar Roofe is reportedly on the radar of Anderlecht.

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...

Noel Whelan has suggested on BBC Radio Leeds that Kemar Roofe could leave Leeds United for Anderlecht in the summer transfer window.

According to The Daily Mail, Anderlecht are interested in signing Roofe from Leeds in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that the Belgian giants are in talks over a £7 million deal for the 26-year-old striker.

 

Former Leeds striker Whelan, who now works as a pundit for BBC Radio Leeds, believes that Roofe is on his way out of Elland Road this summer.

Whelan said on BBC Radio Leeds regarding Roofe and Anderlecht: “There’s no smoke without fire, and it looks probably 90% that he is may be on his way.”

Kemar Roofe of Leeds controls the ball against Phil Jones of Manchester United during a pre-season friendly match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Optus Stadium on July 17,...

Blow for Leeds United?

Roofe was a key figure at Leeds last season, as the striker scored 15 goals and provided two assists in the Championship, according to WhoScored.

The 26-year-old, who can also operate as a winger, is integral to how Marcelo Bielsa’s side play, and losing him so late in the summer transfer window is going to be a massive blow for the Whites.

If Leeds do sell Roofe this summer, then it is imperative that they sign a suitable replacement.

Kemar Roofe of Leeds in action during a Leeds United training session at HBF Park on July 16, 2019 in Perth, Australia.

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