Kemar Roofe completed his move to Anderlecht this week but the striker said that he would remain a Leeds fan.
However, he put some fans’ noses out of joint when he said the move was a no-brainer as he was joining a “massive club”.
His words were reported by new Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth on Wednesday morning.
Kemar Roofe just told talkSport his move to Anderlecht was a 'no brainer' because they're a massive club and he couldn't turn it down.
Says he's a Leeds United fan now and credits Bielsa with improving him.#lufc
— Graham Smyth (@GrahamSmyth) August 7, 2019
You have to be very careful what you say when you leave a club, unless you just don’t care, like Laurent Koscielny.
Most Leeds fans were appreciative of Roofe’s contribution to the club and his goals nearly got the club promoted last season.
However, some took exception to the insinuation that Anderlecht was a bigger club than Leeds and took to Twitter to let him know.
One Leeds fans summed it up very well though when he said that Roofe was hardly going to say he was joining a small club.
The bottom line is that Roofe couldn’t agree a new contract with Leeds and found a club who was willing to pay him what he thinks he’s worth. We say good luck to him.
This is what the Leeds fans are saying on Twitter:
How on earth are anderlecht a big club? Notts county are a bigger club than any team in Belgium
— LADam (@ReesoN_) August 7, 2019
I think he's behaved really well with this move. No throwing toys out of the pram. Gave his all for Leeds. Injuries were not his fault either.
— Jamie Brilley (@JMBrilley) August 7, 2019
He couldn't turn the money down is what he means. Fair play to him. Hes 26/27 now with a growing family. Leeds wouldn't give him what he wanted & he obvs had no offers from the prem. No ill feeling from me.
— Tony LUFC (@Tonylufc28) August 7, 2019
Some of the comments here are laughable. Anderlecht are a massive club, they give Roofe the chance of winning titles and European football. He owes us nothing, it’s a good deal for all concerned.
— Rob Barber (@rjbarber91) August 7, 2019
Let's be clear, Anderlecht are not a massive club…… There isn't a massive club in Belgium….
— Nick Smith (@Judgesmyth1) August 7, 2019
Fans shouldn’t look into this too much he’s not just gonna he’s joining a smaller club and slate the club he’s joined is he? #LUFC
— Leeds Designs (@leeds_designs) August 7, 2019
Pretty sure he said the same when joining us.
But he leaves with good intentions and nohard feelings
— Belsom4 (@belsom04) August 7, 2019
He is leaving a massive club to join a big fish in a little pond.
— John Billings (@JohnBil27858050) August 7, 2019