Leeds splash out on Oxford star Kemar Roofe

Date published: Thursday 7th July 2016 2:45

Kemar Roofe has joined Leeds United from Oxford United for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal, the Championship club has announced.

The highly-rated 23-year-old won League Two Player of the Year award last season, and follows Marcus Antonsson, Kyle Bartley, Hadi Sacko, Robert Green and Matt Grimes as Leeds’ sixth signing of the summer.

Roofe netted 26 goals from 49 matches in all appearances during the last campaign, and played a key role as Oxford reached the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and achieved promotion from League Two.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Roofe told leedsunited.com. “I don’t think I’ll actually realise how big the club is until the first game of the season, but I’m amazed by what I’ve seen so far.

“As soon as I found out, I was really pleased to be a part of a club like this. The club has a great history and a bright future as well.

“You can tell there’s something exciting happening here with the signings we’re making – they’re all good signings.

“I can’t wait to start getting to know the squad and playing football again.” Asked about his style of play, Roofe added:

“I like to be entertaining – I like to play football how I would like to watch football. The fans want to be entertained, see creative play and goals.

“I think I can play in several positions and I wouldn’t like to nail myself down to one place. I like to have the ball in the attacking third and try to create something.

“I’ve worked hard on my finishing and scoring goals is something I enjoy. I was fortunate to do that a lot last season.”

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