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Leeds United: The future's bright for new signing Kemar Roofe

7 July 2016

Kemar Roofe, Sky Bet League 2's Player of the Year in 2015/16, has become the latest new arrival at Leeds United.

Roofe played a starring role for Oxford United last term, hitting 26 goals and creating plenty more as the U's earned promotion and finished as runners-up in the EFL Trophy.

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He also found the net in cup upsets against Swansea City and Brentford as Oxford enjoyed success on numerous fronts.

Kyle Bartley, Rob Green and Matt Grimes are among the recent exciting signings at Elland Road, and 23-year-old Roofe is looking forward to meeting his new team-mates and getting going in the Sky Bet Championship.

“I can’t wait to start getting to know the squad and playing football again,” Roofe, who has signed a four-year-deal with the Whites, told

“It’s an amazing feeling. I don’t think I’ll actually realise how big the club is until the first game of the season, but I’m amazed by what I’ve seen so far.

“As soon as I found out, I was really pleased to be a part of a club like this. The club has a great history and a bright future as well.”

And Roofe has promised the Elland Road faithful plenty of entertainment when he takes to the pitch, which could well be in their season opener at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday 7th August – a game screened live on Sky Sports.

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“I think I can play in several positions and I wouldn’t like to nail myself down to one place. I like to have the ball in the attacking third and try to create something,” he added.

“I like to play football how I would like to watch football. The fans want to be entertained, see creative play and goals.”

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