Anderlecht forward Kemar Roofe has spoken to Four Four Two with regards to his spell with Leeds United and the reason he left the club during the last summer transfer window.
Roofe was Leeds United’s top scorer during the last campaign but was still sold to the Belgian side.
Asked about his time at Elland Road the attacker said: “Really special. I’ve watched the Amazon documentary and it brings back all the memories – the blood, sweat and tears that we put into it, then the bad ending. It was painful then, and it was painful to watch again.
“I missed the second leg of the play-off semi-final against Derby due to injury and it was horrible. There was nothing I could do to affect it.”
Following the loss to Derby County, Roofe was offloaded by the Championship side and the player was asked how difficult it was to exit Elland Road: “Very. I was settled and the fans were great, but my contract was running out and it’s part of football. The ideal world would have been getting promoted with Leeds and staying there in the Premier League, but it wasn’t to be. It might still happen for them – that would be amazing.”
Roofe was then asked if he could head back to Leeds United in the future: “If the opportunity was right, I’d never so no.”
The forward was key in Leeds United’s push for promotion last season, scoring 14 league goals in 32 games. However, the West Yorkshire club fell out of the two top automatic places towards the end of the season and then failed to beat Derby in the play-offs.
Since signing for Anderlecht last August Roofe has made 13 Jupiler League appearances, scoring six goals for Vincent Kompany’s side.