Leeds United set to target Oxford’s League Two player of year Kemar Roofe

Oxford United's Kemar Roofe (left) in action against Swansea City in the FA Cup.
Oxford United's Kemar Roofe (left) in action against Swansea City in the FA Cup.
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Leeds United are interested in signing League Two player of the year Kemar Roofe, the YEP understands.

Leeds look set to target the Oxford United forward after his form this season helped Oxford win automatic promotion to League One.

Roofe, a former West Bromwich Albion trainee, finished the campaign with 26 goals and nine assists as Oxford claimed second place behind champions Northampton Town. The 23-year-old moved to the Kassam Stadium on a three-year contract last summer after completing four loan spells in the lower leagues during his time at West Brom.

Oxford also reached the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and knocked Swansea City out of the FA Cup, helped by a brace from Roofe. His performances earned him the League Two player-of-the-year award ahead of Bristol Rovers’ Matty Taylor and Northampton Town’s Ricky Holmes. West Brom negotiated a sizeable sell-on clause when they sold Roofe for an undisclosed fee and Oxford are thought to value him in the region of £2m.

New Leeds head coach Garry Monk is looking to add pace and goals to his squad ahead of the new Championship season and the Elland Road club are also keen on young Manchester United striker Ashley Fletcher.

Fletcher finished this season on loan at Barnsley and is into the final month of his deal at Old Trafford. Manchester United have offered him a new contract and will be entitled to compensation if Fletcher chooses to move on. Twenty-year-old Fletcher struck nine times for Barnsley, including the opening goal in their League One play-off final win over Millwall.

Kemar Roofe in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final against Barnsley.

Kemar Roofe in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final against Barnsley.

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