YEP journalist responds when asked if Leeds had Roofe sell-on clause as he joins Rangers for £4m
Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth is unaware of there being any sell-on clause for Leeds United to benefit from after Kemar Roofe joined Rangers on Tuesday.
Rangers confirmed via their official Twitter account that Roofe, 27, had signed a four-year contract at Ibrox after spending a year in Belgium with Anderlecht.
Leeds sold Roofe to the Brussels club last summer but he has now opted to end his European adventure after just one year by joining Rangers in a deal reportedly worth £4million [Scotsman].
Leeds fans have been wondering whether the club included a sell-on clause in their deal to sell Roofe to Anderlecht last year but Smyth, writing on his personal Twitter account, is unaware of any such agreement, which suggests there wasn’t one.
— Graham Smyth (@GrahamSmyth) August 4, 2020
Leeds fans were a bit worried when the club sold Roofe to Anderlecht last summer.
He was in the final year of his contract at Elland Road so a decision had to be made but most fans would have probably preferred it if the club tied him down to a new deal.
The former West Brom attacker was Leeds’ top goalscorer in Marcelo Bielsa’s first season in Yorkshire so fears were well justified.
But, since joining Anderlecht, Roofe has had an injury-hit season in which he managed just 13 league appearances before the campaign was curtailed early due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Roofe’s move to Rangers shows that he’s still a highly-rated player in British football but the Scottish Premiership is a step down from where Leeds are now, in the Premier League.
All of this shows that selling him on last year was the correct call by the club.
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