Kemar Roofe has certainly made a name for himself at Leeds United this season as they look to finally win promotion to the Premier League.
The forward has excelled under Marcelo Bielsa and has netted 14 goals in his 26 appearances so far, which has led to a number of clubs take interest in the former Oxford United man, although his prolific form has started to slow down a little in recent weeks.
However, he has recently had to return to the sidelines with a knee injury that is likely going to keep him on the sidelines for a while, per BBC Sport, which will come as a huge blow to the Championship outfit.
And, with his current deal at The Whites set to expire in the summer of 2020, it could raise questions about whether his future will remain at Leeds.
Roofe and Leeds are yet to come to an agreement over a new deal, with the club appearing to be reluctant to enter any discussions about one at the moment, per The Yorkshire Evening Post.
As mentioned, a number of clubs were interested in him in the winter transfer window, with the like of Newcastle United thought to have been keen on the 26-year-old, per The Mirror.
However, his latest injury could benefit the Championship side a little more off the pitch than it would if he were playing.
With Roofe having to recovery from his latest concerns, the interest in the striker may start to die down a little and clubs may not be prepared to try and sign him in the summer.
Leeds should look to use the time he is on the sidelines to try and thrash out an agreement over a new deal, as it appears the 26-year-old is keen on remaining at Elland Road.
Understandably, with over a year left on his contract still, they may not be willing to head into discussions about a new deal until Premier League football is achieved, should Bielsa’s side manage to navigate to the top-flight this season.
However, if they adopt this particular approach, they could end up losing Roofe on a free transfer in the summer of 2020.
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