Leeds made transfer error with Kemar Roofe

Leeds United have struggled to find the back of the net at times in the Premier League this season with just 29 goals scored in 27 games, which is a big drop from the 43 that they had netted at the same stage in their previous campaign.

This unfortunate statistic could be put down to the fact that they have had to go through the majority of the season without Patrick Bamford up front as a result of injuries after the Englishman scored 17 goals in 38 league appearances last year.

While the Yorkshire club could have done with an extra goalscoring option in their squad this season, one former Whites figure hasn’t had much trouble finding the back of the net since leaving Elland Road in a £5.4m deal.

In 122 appearances for the club, 29-year-old striker Kemar Roofe scored 33 goals and provided 14 assists for the Whites before joining Belgian club RSC Anderlecht in the 2019 summer transfer window.

Despite making just 16 appearances for Anderlecht, the striker, who is currently picking up a weekly wage of £26k-per-week according to Salary Sport, managed to score seven goals and provide three assists before joining Scottish club Rangers a year after his move to Belgium.

Since making the move to Ibrox, the Jamaican has racked up 30 goals in 63 appearances across all competitions, showing at both clubs what a deadly attacking threat he has been since moving away from Leeds.

Did Leeds make a mistake getting rid of Kemar Roofe?




With the benefit of hindsight, it could be said that Victor Orta and the club made a big mistake by letting Roofe leave when he did, as he could have been a valuable asset for the team in Bamford’s absence this season.

Having been praised in the past by former Rangers manager Steven Gerrard for his “unbelievable” long range Europa League goal against Standard Liege, which was described as being “a moment of genius” by the current Aston Villa boss, Roofe has certainly thrived in terms of scoring goals since ending his time at the Yorkshire club.

Perhaps the best piece of praise since departing Leeds came from Gerrard who once described his livewire attitude like a “Duracell bunny.”

Moving forward, now that the former Leeds forward has moved on and is enjoying his time in the SPFL, the best thing Jesse Marsch’s side can do now is to focus on their own players and fight until the end of the campaign to avoid getting relegated to the Championship.

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