According to a report by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United are not willing to negotiate with Sky Bet Championship rivals West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United over the sale of 25-year-old Kemar Roofe.
Both clubs are reportedly interested in signing the former Oxford United winger, who was Leeds United’s top goal scorer in the 2017/18 campaign.
Despite interest from these two clubs, Leeds are not willing to budge, and new Argentinian manager Marcelo Bielsa sees Roofe as a major part of his plans heading into the new season.
This latest news will please Leeds United fans, who are growing increasingly frustrated with their team’s lack of activity so far in the transfer window.
The Yorkshire club have only secured the signing of two new players this summer, with Lewis Baker joining the club on loan from Premier League side Chelsea, while Leif Davis will link up with the under 23 side after completing his move from Sky Bet League Two side Morecambe.
With that in mind, selling one of the club’s players is just not an option for Leeds United. The Whites are looking to bring in a new striker this summer in order to improve on last season’s poor goal tally.
Roofe netted 14 goals last season for Leeds United, making him the club’s top goal scorer, but the rest of the strikers at the club failed to impress.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga has returned to his native Germany after his loan spell, while Caleb Ekuban failed to live up to expectations after joining the club last summer.