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Kemar Roofe loss would make Bielsa’s job at Leeds United very difficult

Kemar Roofe loss would make Bielsa’s job at Leeds United very difficult

After the jubilation and excitement of Marcelo Bielsa’s arrival at the Yorkshire club, it’s starting to become a slightly worrying period for the Whites.

With the arrival of Lewis Baker the sole transfer for the club, it’s only natural that the fans are becoming to get slightly worried at the club’s lack of transfer activity. Moreover, the club has sent Paudie O’Connor, Tyler Denton, Pawel Cibicki and Lewie Coyle all out on loan to further decrease the squad numbers.

Leeds need to bring some quality players if they are to have any hope of getting promoted to the Premier League. Similarly, the club need to make sure they keep their best players. According to Football Insider, Leeds United striker Kemar Roofe is a top target for West Brom and Sheffield United.

The Breakdown

Roofe finished as the club’s top scorer last season with 14 goals in 30 starts after playing in multiple roles for the club. The 25-year-old played as a winger and as a lone striker as the Whites struggled to a suitable attacking lineup.

Although he wasn’t a top Championship striker, Leeds cannot afford to lose the former Oxford United man. Bielsa is after a quality striker to lead the line for his squad and has been heavily linked with a move for Derby County striker Matej Vydra but the proposed deal seems to have stalled. A striker that can score 20 goals or more is crucial for Leeds but they can’t let their top marksman go before they’ve brought anyone in.

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