Date: 6th November 2018 at 10:00am
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Former player Ian Harte is a pretty regular fixture on social media when it comes to his thoughts about Leeds United and football in general and Kemar Roofe came in for particular praise from the now 41-year-old following his performance against Wigan Athletic last weekend.

The former Republic of Ireland international’s message was hugely positive, but when commenting about Roofe he included a line suggesting we should get the 25-year-old signed up to a new deal given his improving performances under manager Marcelo Bielsa and in recognition of his seven goals in eleven appearances.

He’s spot on that the former West Bromwich Albion man is ‘on fire’ in front of the net in 2018/19 but the criticism thrown out about the ‘contract’ comment seems a little bit over the top to me. Roofe’s stock is certainly growing in football and with that you naturally see improved terms, allied to more lengthy terms so a club is better protected if he attracts any firm interest in upcoming transfer windows.

There’s a difference between handing out contracts for the hell of it and then rewarding success and protecting an investment for me. There were also a fair few comments akin to the last Tweet there.

 

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