Leeds striker Roofe on verge of £7m move to Kompany’s Anderlecht

Date published: Friday 2nd August 2019 12:44 - Samuel Bannister

A Leeds United official has confirmed that Kemar Roofe is close to joining Anderlecht.

Roofe was Leeds’ top scorer last season, but with his contract expiring next summer, they are prepared to cash in on the forward.

He had been linked with Rangers and Burnley, but Belgian side Anderlecht have leapt to the front of the queue for the 26-year-old.

An anonymous Leeds board member has told Belgian paper Het Laatste Nieuws: “We are close to an agreement.”

The move is rumoured to be worth £7m, although Leeds director of football Victor Orta has told Leeds Live that he believes Roofe is staying.

Nonetheless, Het Laatste Nieuws remain convinced that Roofe will be joining former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany at Anderlecht.

The Belgian giants are in need of a new striker after their top scorer last season, Ivan Santini, moved to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning. It now appears that Roofe will fill the void.


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