With success comes added acclaim, and Leeds United fans are seeing this process play out before their eyes this summer transfer window.
Already, the highly regarded Jack Clarke has been sold to Tottenham Hotspur for an initial £9million. There’s also rumours going around that Spurs are ready to break the bank and bid £30million for Kalvin Phillips.
Another Leeds United player that drew some degree of attention was leading scorer from last season, Kemar Roofe. Reports from around a week ago said that Scottish giants Rangers were monitoring him with a view to a £5million bid if their talented attacker Alfredo Morales was sold.
Of course, it is perfectly understandable that a player such as Roofe would come to the attention of any side, Rangers included. He scored 15 goals in an injury-hit season for the Whites last time out. Goals are a striker’s currency, a team’s lifeblood and it was these that Rangers were said to be eyeing.
Yet, Roofe was more than that, his running and ability to create space for others singles him out to be more than just a one-trick, goal-laden pony. When the links to the Gers arose, there was a definite sense of discomfort among Leeds United fans.
However, with the following tweeted reply by BBC Radio Leeds reporter Adam Pope, those palpitations might subside.
Not happening. Appears approach & dialogue with Rangers was made by an agent purporting to be representing Roofe. Consequently, no offer or bid received.
— Adam Pope (@apopey) July 12, 2019
Here it seems that Popey is putting this rumour to bed once and for all. The ‘approach’, as it was, appears to be of no substance and therefore something that can finally be dismissed.