Leeds United linked with move for Oxford hotshot

Date published: Monday 13th June 2016 1:33

Kemar Roofe: Attracting interest from Whites

Kemar Roofe: Attracting interest from Whites

Leeds United are reported to be keen admirers of Oxford’s Kemar Roofe as they continue in their hunt for a new striker this summer.

Roofe, who has been the subject of our weekly Scout feature, has attracted interest from the likes of Newcastle and Wolves in the past, but now the Yorkshire Evening Post have suggested that Leeds are next to join the queue.

The current League Two Player of the Year has a three-year deal with Oxford and, with former club West Brom retaining a sell-on clause in his contract, is expected to cost in the region of £2million this summer.

Following the release of Italian forward Mirco Antenucci, Leeds are a little light in the striking department, with new head coach Garry Monk said to be favouring a pacey striker to complement Chris Wood. Manchester United’s Ashley Fletcher is another name on shortlist after he impressed during a loan spell at promoted Barnsley.

Roofe also caught the eye with 26 goals and nine assists in Oxford’s promotion charge into League One and saw his stock rise when his brace helped knock Premier League side Swansea out of the FA Cup earlier in the year.

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    Leeds United are reported to be keen admirers of Oxford’s Kemar Roofe as they continue in their hunt for a new striker this summer.

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    mssurreywhite
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    Aiming high then? 🙁

    #1065477
    Phoenixunited
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    Kissing Frogs and hoping.

    Anyway some utterings from the mad Italian about a Board Meeting later this month with GFH in attendance when “things will become clear”. By the sound of things the funding strategy for transfers etc. going forward depends on what sort of deal can be worked out with the clueless and potless Arabs.

    I cannot imagine for a second that they will put anything at all into the club so it rather depends on how much of their remaining 16% holding in the Club MC can get off them.

    We are going to remain in the mire for the foreseeable future……….

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    tsm
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    Exciting times ahead: Oxford hotshot, board meeting with GFH!

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    mssurreywhite
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    How did we manage to get the only broke arabs?

    #1067520
    Phoenixunited
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    The short answer is that it is because We Are Leeds!

    The longer answer would be because Ken Bates painted himself into a corner by “investing” the income from ticket sales to build the East Stand and then not having the dosh to pay the bills never mind buy any decent players. There was no option left but to sell to anyone that put any sort of realistic sum on the table. A bargain was there to be had apparently.

    The hapless and GFH came, who by the seem of things, never had the readies in the first place. Thinking that they could buy the club and then “flip” it quickly for a tidy profit only to find that no one in their right mind would buy the club off them. P*llocks from the beginning!

    Then along came the mad Italian…………

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    Phoenixunited
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    Allegedly £3m being quoted for Kemar Roofe………. The expression “Jog On” comes to mind.

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