Former Elland Road star Noel Whelan has suggested that Leeds United make their utmost effort to retain the services of important striker Kemar Roofe.
The 26-year-old, who now has only one year remaining on his contract at the club, was definitely a vital part of the team last term as he found the back of the net on 15 occasions in the Championship to keep up the club’s hopes of reaching the Premier League through promotion.
As far as FIFA rules are concerned, Roofe will be allowed to agree a pre-contract deal with another club in January if no progress is made over an extension, and speaking of the goalscorer, Whelan stated that Leeds should put an offer on the table to keep their star man at the club.
“Your top striker is worth his weight in gold,” the pundit said to Football Insider.
“If you want to keep him, you have to make him an attractive offer. He has come to his last year so he is in a strong position and can sign for an overseas club for nothing next January.
“You have to give him something to tease him with. We are talking about a £10million player. When you get into the last two years of a key player’s contract, you should be protecting your asset by adding another two years on. Considering we have no money to spend, are we going to throw £10million away by losing Kemar Roofe?”