Kemar Roofe has explained to The Daily Mail his decision to leave Leeds United for Anderlecht in the summer transfer window.

The 26-year-old, who can operate as a striker or as a winger, joined Belgian club Anderlecht from Leeds in the Championship in England in the summer transfer window.

The Englishman moved to the Whites from Oxford United in the summer of 2016, and was a very important player for the West Yorkshire outfit.

According to WhoScored, Roofe scored 15 goals and provided two assists in the Championship for Leeds last season, while during the 2017018 campaign, he scored 11 goals and provided three assists for the Whites.

So far this campaign, Roofe has scored five goals in nine Jupiler League games for Anderlecht so far this season, according to WhoScored.

Roofe has explained his decision to leave Leeds for Anderlecht in the sumer transfer window.

Roofe told The Daily Mail: “I came here to win things. My aims have always been to win titles and cups, to qualify for European football and to play in the Europa League or the Champions League.

“That’s one of the main reasons I came to Anderlecht rather than join one of the clubs in the Premier League who were interested in me. It can be the perfect platform for me to reach my goals. We can achieve these things. Everyone will be disappointed if we don’t.”

Roofe added: “When I got the phone call from Vincent Kompany, I couldn’t say no. I’ve grown up watching him in the Premier League, an iconic captain, winning titles, dominating games at centre back. I couldn’t believe he even knew about me.”

Leeds are aiming to finish in the top two of the Championship table this season and clinch automatic promotion to the Premier League.


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