Date: 2nd June 2019 at 7:45pm
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With Kemar Roofe only having 12 months left on his Leeds United deal, his stock at Elland Road has never been higher given his goalscoring return across the Championship campaign of 2018/19.

The 26-year-old made 28 starting appearances, and a further six showings from the bench, returning 15 goals in the second tier and providing two assists, but his form was interrupted by his time on the sidelines as injuries hit every part of the pitch last season.

In the second half of the year he didn’t quite hit the same heights in front of the net, but that hasn’t stopped plenty of fans calling for a new deal for him.

A report this last week claimed that when talks on a new deal finally opened, Roofe would be asking for a four year deal with a £30,000 weekly wage.

That certainly didn’t go down well with a section of the fanbase and their message was clear. There’s better out there for better value. I’m not so sure myself and whilst £30,000 sounds steep, the money in the game has moved on.

There’s no guarantee the report is true, but even if it, it’s a negotiation.

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5 Replies to ““Basically Saying Goodbye” – These Leeds Fans React To Contract Claims”

  • We need to keep Roofe and keep him fit. Pay him £30k parity with Bamford. He has improved ever since he has been with us. Stop penny pinching as that cost us promotion.

  • Roofe only wants parity with that Donkey Bamford. If Leeds are to sell a striker it must be Bamford. Another decent striker with good goals record that will fit our way of playing along with Roofe, Edmundson and Kun we will be flying. Get shot of Bamford and pay Roofe his worth. God our fans are short sighted and fickle. With Roofe fit we would have got automatic promotion or won in playoffs. Bamford is not the answer as showed this season.

    • i am in total agreement with your statement keep Roofe and sell Mr needs 3 chances to score one goal Bamford. We would have gone up had Roofe not got injured.

      • I’d keep both, it’s lazy to blast Bamford for chances required and not include Roofe in that as well as every other player given the chances to goals ratio was so mental last season. He’s just the obvious whipping boy, but nobody points out Roofe only scored twice (14 games) after the New Year. There needs to be a balance and some perspective. Bamford eight goals (17 games) in second half of campaign.

  • Given some of the speculation 30K for his goal return I think would be quite on the conservative side, but as said, it’s a negotiation, one party goes high, the other goes low – you meet in the middle if you want a deal done.

    I wouldn’t write off Bamford just yet though, Roofe wasn’t great in terms of goal return in the second half of the year either but both were buggered with injury. We should certainly see a bit more of the youngsters though as alternative options and additional competition.

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