Kemar Roofe, an introduction

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Who is really the Leeds forward Kemar Roofe and how has he really blossomed this season. 14 goals so far in 23 league appearances, impressive stats. Aged 26 and a bit of a traveller at least on loan.

Overlooked and in the shadows at West Bromwich beeing loaned out to a number of different sides. Not really convincing anyone before his loan move to Oxford United in 2015 when goals started to flush in while at The Kassam.

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West Bromwich decided to let their youngster leave permanently in that summer as Roofe signed a deal with Oxford United sold for an undisclosed fee. Oxford only had him for a season, before Leeds came in and knocked on the door.

Joinig Leeds in 2016 again for an undisclosed fee, said to be an 7 figure fee, and what a signing it has turned out to be. But used mostly as a winger in his first years at Elland Road, he scored occasionally, but this season been on fire under new coach Marcelo Bielsa.

Kemar Roofe is born in Walsall and could next season be eying Premier League football for the first time, after his dream of such football never happened with The Baggies. He will hopefully be back were he belongs, at the top.

He made a bold move back in 2015, when he joined Vikingur Reykjavik, but only managed two games before he returned to England and a few more loan spell at Northampton, Cheltenham and Colchester.

Strangely West Bromwich is at the moment battling a bit behind Leeds in the table and might have needed Roofe at this point, but he will more likely be heading to the Premier League with Leeds United.

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