Roofe passes medical ahead of move to Anderlecht
Kemar Roofe’s move to Anderlecht looks done and dusted with the news that the striker has passed his medical.
That’s according to the Leeds Oracle Phil Hay, who’s now working for new sports outlet The Athletic.
He tweeted on Monday afternoon that his contacts had told him that Roofe had passed his medical and would join the Belgian side on a three-year deal.
Contacts in Belgium say Kemar Roofe has passed his medical and will join Anderlecht on a three-year deal. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) August 5, 2019
Roofe is currently injured and played no part in Leeds’ opening-day win against Bristol City at Ashton Gate.
It’s early days but the 3-1 win has put Leeds on top of the table at the start of a season when they’ve been installed as champions to lift the title.
Patrick Bamford stepped up to the plate with his first goal since April, while Jack Harrison and Pablo Hernandez scored the other two in an emphatic win.
Football Insider have claimed links with two strikers for Leeds on the back of the news.
First up is Inter Milan forward Facundo Colidio, with Leeds said to be in preliminary talks over a move for the 19-year-old.
Football Insider also claimed that former player Noel Whelan has heard that Leeds could make a late swoop for Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle.
Gayle would be the chosen replacement for most fans with his prolific record in the Championship – 24 from 40 games for West Brom last season and 23 in 32 for Newcastle in the 16/17 season.
Gayle would surely guarantee Leeds 20 goals and his versatility in playing either wide or through the middle would suit Marcelo Bielsa.