Leeds United have let go of many top talents over the years but one player who will have Victor Orta kicking himself is Kemar Roofe.
The striker left the club in 2019 after three years in Yorkshire to join Anderlecht before making a £20,000 per week move back to the UK for his current chapter at Rangers. Since being snapped up by the Glasgow outfit, he has seriously impressed with his clinical performances in front of goal.
This season, he has scored six goals and provided one assist in ten Scottish Premiership appearances. He has suffered a small setback though as his niggling calf problems continue to cause an issue (via Transfermarkt). But despite his injury, he is still in fiery form under Steven Gerrard, who looks set to lift the league trophy at the end of the campaign.
Roofe is the Gers’ second highest scorer of the season across all competitions, behind only James Tavernier (via BBC Sport).
Whilst Leeds have one of the strongest strikers in the Premier League in Patrick Bamford, they lack threat in other areas of the pitch. The Englishman cannot be expected to carry the attack on his own and this is where Marcelo Bielsa will wish he still had someone like Roofe at his disposal.
Kevin Phillips recently lauded the 27-year-old as being a “smart signing” for Rangers, which is already proving to be a true statement. Indeed, Roofe scored a wonder-goal in the Europa League back in October against Standard Liege, lobbing a stunning 55-yard shot into the back of the net.
WHAT. ON. EARTH. 😱
Give the Puskas Award to Rangers’ Kemar Roofe already 🤩pic.twitter.com/vXavkamvY8
— Goal (@goal) October 22, 2020
Whilst it was not eligible for this year’s Puskas Award, it is a piece of art that had many professionals and fans talking.
It’s moments like this that would hugely benefit Leeds this season. The Whites are in need of a fresh approach when it comes to scoring goals and having a player who makes easy work of scoring from distance would make them an even bigger threat.