NEWCASTLE UNITED wish to signal Kemar Roofe to save lots of their Premier League skins – however Leeds haven’t any intention of promoting their prized asset.
The Championship star has bagged 13 objectives in 18 video games for the promotion-chasing facet and Toon boss Rafa Benitez is determined so as to add firepower to his faltering crew.
Roofe value a mere £three million when he joined from Oxford United in 2016 however that deal has proved to be a discount with Leeds bosses determined to maintain him at Elland Highway.
In line with a report from the Mirror, Newcastle may make a January bid for the 25-year-old if Toon boss Benitez is given the funds to spend in January.
However Leeds, who’re prime of the Championship, are in opposition to promoting their star striker whose objectives will show important of their battle to achieve the Premier League.
Newcastle have struggled for objectives this season with solely Salomón Rondón managing to web greater than twice and a important provide might tempt the Whites into promoting.
Leeds had been compelled to money in on their final striker when Burnley poached Chris Wooden in 2017 which implies they will do all they will to retain their new prized asset.
Roofe’s present deal is because of expire in June 2020 and Leeds are very eager to tie him right down to Elland Highway with improved phrases.
The previous winger is an formidable participant, solely revealing to SunSport in August that he reads books to assist him perceive what’s required to be a prime footballer.
“I like studying autobiographies. Kieron Dyer and Joey Barton are two current ones I’ve learn. I wish to know what made different folks profitable and even unsuccessful.”
From transferring to Iceland as a West Brom teenager for a mortgage spell to dropping into League Two at Oxford, the Leeds ace has put within the onerous work to achieve the highest.
Former Tottenham and Aston Villa striker Darren Bent believes Roofe deserves credit score for his fast rise.
Talking on EFL on Quest, Bent stated: “The factor about Kemar Roofe is that after they introduced Patrick Bamford in the beginning of the season, you most likely thought his time may need been restricted,”
“However this season, he has rolled his sleeves up, he’s taking part in in his most popular place, he’s getting essential objectives, not any objectives the place they’re scrapping right here and there.”