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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