Leeds United fans will be disappointed by the latest transfer update from Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay, who is a reliable source on information about the club.
Fans of the Whites have regarded a key priority during the current transfer window as a new striker, if Marcelo Bielsa’s side are to realise their ambitions of returning to the Premier League.
And while they were hopeful that the Leeds boss would be ready to splash out on a new forward, journalist Hay expects no business to be done in that area if Kemar Roofe stays put at Elland Road.
assuming Roofe stays, don’t think so
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) July 22, 2019
The position of striker is a problem area for the Yorkshire club, with Patrick Bamford struggling with injury problems and failing to make the desired impact upon his return to action last season.
Roofe has taken on the burden of firing Leeds into winning positions, something he has relished after finishing the campaign as the club’s top scorer.
The 26-year-old finished the season with 15 goals in 34 appearances, as he came up with a number of hugely important contributions as Bielsa’s side reached the play-offs.
Those performances have come at a cost for Leeds though, as Roofe has attracted interest from a number of clubs, including some Premier League outfits.
No concrete offer has been received by the Whites so far this summer, and they will be desperate to keep hold of the forward, as he has become a key member of the squad.
Roofe has just 12-months left on his Leeds contract and with top flight clubs interested, his head may turn at the thought of a fast track pass to the Premier League.
Bielsa would be making a big mistake if he didn’t bring in a striker either way, as it could lift some of the pressure off their top scorer’s shoulders, and Leeds fans will be hopeful that this stance can change before the transfer window slams shut.