Newcastle United are struggling in the Premier League for the second year on the bounce. Owners who aren’t willing to really back Rafa Benitez and players who were bought with the purpose to survive rather than flourish at that level. The latest player linked with the club is Leeds United forward Kemar Roofe.
Roofe is into his third year of a four-year-deal at Leeds United and is currently having his best season at Elland Road to date. During his first season he was in and out of the team and used on the wing, a position that didn’t really look to suit him. Last season he began scoring goals, claiming the top scorer at the end of the season but even then he wasn’t really first choice and his form was up and down. The arrival of Marcelo Bielsa would change everything for the player.
Leeds had just one first-team striker during pre-season, Ryan Edmondson and Sam Dalby the two youngsters who played in the second XI. Roofe grabbed a couple of goals and will have been wondering what the season would hold for him when Leeds splashed big money on Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford. He started the season on fire, scoring two at Derby and one at Swansea as well as a goal at home to Rotherham. Both he and Bamford were then injured but Roofe came back and hit the ground running again.
Leeds have no reason at all to sell Kemar Roofe to Newcastle, in all honesty not even a reason to entertain a discussion. He still has time left on his contract, Newcastle aren’t a team who would suit Roofe in the slightest and he’s finally enjoying and flourishing things in a Leeds United shirt. Leeds don’t have to sell, in fact we need to buy and add rather than selling and the club know letting the top scorer go just isn’t a viable option on any level.