Leeds United: Transfer business hots up as Leeds capture Kemar Roofe

New Leeds United signing Kemar Roofe
New Leeds United signing Kemar Roofe
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Leeds United have today confirmed League Two player-of-the-year Kemar Roofe as their sixth summer signing for an undisclosed fee.

The Elland Road club concluded talks with Oxford United this morning and have finalised an agreement for the talented 23-year-old.

United are long-time admirers of Roofe but their interest in him cooled earlier this summer when Oxford set their valuation at £3m.

The newly-promoted League One club were wary of a sizeable sell-on clause negotiated when they signed Roofe from West Bromwich Albion a year ago and wanted to maximise the fee for the forward.

Leeds, however, have worked to close a deal to buy Roofe out of the last two years of his contract and they are investing a seven-figure sum in a striker who claimed the League Two player-of-the-year award in April.

Roofe has signed a four-year contract at Elland Road.

Leeds United target Kemar Roofe (centre)

Leeds United target Kemar Roofe (centre)

His 26 goals fired Oxford to both automatic promotion and the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final.

The successful move for him comes at the end of a week in which United’s transfer business has intensified dramatically.

Sporting Lisbon’s Hadi Sacko and Swansea City’s Matt Grimes have both arrived at Leeds on season-long loans and out-of-contract goalkeeper Rob Green signed a 12 months deal last night.

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