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Photo: Kemar Roofe celebrates Berardi goal on Instagram

Kemar Roofe of Anderlecht during the Jupiler Pro League match between RSC Anderlecht and KV Mechelen at Lotto Park on August 9, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.

Leeds United sold Kemar Roofe to Anderlecht earlier this month.

Kemar Roofe of Anderlecht during the Jupiler Pro League match between RSC Anderlecht and KV Mechelen at Lotto Park on August 9, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.

Leeds United may have allowed forward Kemar Roofe to leave the club to join Anderlecht earlier this month, but he clearly hasn't forgotten about the Whites.

After a superb first season under Marcelo Bielsa last term, Roofe found himself a wanted man, and Leeds felt they had to sell with Roofe in the final year of his contract.

Anderlecht – now managed by Vincent Kompany – surprisingly swooped to sign Roofe, and Leeds have had to forge on without him.

 

Eddie Nketiah has arrived as his replacement, and he got off the mark with a goal in his first start for the club, against Salford City on Tuesday night.

Gaetano Berardi and Mateusz Klich added second half goals as Leeds ran out 3-0 winners over the League Two side, advancing into the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Roofe may be off in Belgium now, but he hasn't forgotten about Leeds, and showed how close the club still is to his heart as he posted a celebration on Instagram after Berardi's goal.

The 26-year-old is settling in at Anderlecht, and he's received some kind words from Burton Albion winger Oliver Sarkic, who was at Leeds with him.

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Sarkic has told Sport/Voetbalmagazine in Belgium that he feels Roofe is a well-rounded player who always has a clear idea in his mind, and whilst not everything looks spectacular, he often left people with open mouths at Elland Road.

“If he was standing on the field, he would not stop walking for a second,” said Roofe. “He was just extremely efficient - you rarely saw him perform something unnecessary on the ball - and there was an idea behind everything he did. In fact, he does not have one feature that attracts attention, but he controls all game components.”

“It all doesn't look spectacular, but sometimes he did things that left the watching crowd with open mouths. That's why he was so loved by the fans,” he added.

SL Benfica's forward Oliver Sarkic goal celebration during the UEFA Youth League match between SL Benfica and Bayer Leverkusen at Caixa Futebol Campus Training Academy on December 9, 2014...

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