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Opinion: Kemar Roofe’s form will prevent Aaron Connolly from completing Leeds switch

Opinion: Kemar Roofe’s form will prevent Aaron Connolly from completing Leeds switch - Championship

Kemar Roofe is well on his way to writing himself into Leeds United folklore after his blistering start to the season in front of goal. 

The Roofe is on fire. Marcelo Bielsa will continue to be regarded as the enigmatic star of Leeds’ season but Roofe is the player making the difference right now.

Two late shows against Aston Villa and Blackburn provided the kind of magical results which successful promotion bids and title challenges are often defined by, and while Roofe remains fit and on the field of play the supporters will believe they are capable of beating any Championship side.

However, Roofe’s form at the spearhead of the attack has not prevented Leeds scouts from turning their attention towards a prolific 18-year-old centre-forward, namely Aaron Connolly.

Indeed, according to a recent report from the Scottish Sun, Connolly is being tracked by a host of clubs including Celtic, Manchester City, Manchester United, Hoffenheim, Leeds, Millwall and QPR.

With a host of prestigious clubs also monitoring his progress it’s fair to say that Leeds’ interest is verging on overly ambitious.

Connolly has scored 16 goals from 15 appearances so far this season for Brighton’s U23 side, including 11 in the Premier League 2.

However, pertinently, the report also claims that Connolly could be inclined to move away from Brighton in search of first-team football, but with Roofe firmly cemented as the first-choice striker at Leeds there is no way he will earn that wish in Yorkshire.

Even if Roofe was injured the recent return of Patrick Bamford – Leeds’ major summer signing – would prevent Connolly from earning the first-team opportunities he is craving.

The 18-year-old’s record so far this season suggests he is one for the future and a genuine talent for Leeds to keep an eye on, but with Roofe in such a clinical vein of form there is no reason to suggest that Connolly should move to Leeds in a bid to make a breakthrough at senior level.

Leeds fans – thoughts? Let us know below!


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