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Leeds United have let a lot of top talent go over the years, but one player who will have Victor Orta kick himself is Kemar Roofe.
The forward left the club in 2019 after three years in Yorkshire to join Anderlecht before making a £ 20,000 per week return to the UK for his current chapter in the Rangers. Since being signed by the Glasgow team, he has seriously impressed with his clinical performances in front of goal.
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This season, he has scored six goals and provided an assist in ten Scottish Premiership appearances. However, he has suffered a minor setback as his pesky calf issues continue to cause a problem (via Transfer market). But despite his injury, he remains in top form with Steven Gerrard, who seems poised to lift the league trophy at the end of the season.
Roofe is Gers’ second top scorer of the season in all competitions, behind only James Tavernier (via BBC Sport).
While Leeds have one of the strongest forwards in the Premier League in Patrick Bamford, they lack threat in other areas of the field. The Englishman cannot be expected to lead the attack on his own and this is where Marcelo Bielsa wishes he had someone like Roofe at his disposal.
Kevin Phillips recently praised the 27-year-old for being a “Smart signature” For the Rangers, that is already proving to be a true claim. Indeed, Roofe scored a wonderful goal in the Europa League in October against Standard Liege, launching an impressive 55-yard shot to the back of the net.
WHAT. IN. LAND. 😱
Give the Puskas award to Kemar Roofe of the Rangers now 🤩pic.twitter.com/vXavkamvY8
– Goal (@goal) October 22, 2020
While it was not eligible for this year’s Puskas Award, it is a work of art that had many professionals and fans talking.
Moments like this would greatly benefit Leeds this season. Whites need a new approach to scoring goals and having a player who makes it easier to score from a distance would make them an even bigger threat.
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