Wolves Linked With A Move For Leeds United Star: Will He Fit In Under Espirito Santo?

With some capable players in their squad, Wolves have had a solid two and a half months in the Premier League but it could better.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are looking to sign another striker in the January transfer window and are keeping tabs on Leeds United forward Kemar Roofe, claim the Birmingham Mail.

Wolves currently have two forwards in their squad – Leo Bonatini and Raul Jimenez. The latter is on loan from Benfica and is the club’s leading goalscorer in the league this season.

Kemar Roofe – Fact file

Roofe has been a key player under Marcelo Bielsa this season and is well on his way to beating his best goal-return in a single season.

The forward’s best goal-return was last season where he managed 11 goals from 36 games for the club. So far this season, he had already managed seven goals in 10 matches and could breach the 20-goal mark if he scores at the same rate.

The 25-year old has had to work hard to get where he is as he had five different loans spells while he was with his parent club West Brom from 2011 to 2015.

Roofe had to take a step down and play for Oxford before he earned a move to Leeds in 2016 and since then, he has impressed in front of goal.

Will Roofe fit in at Leeds?

Wolves, like Leeds, play a high-intensity game with the forwards pressing from the top. Roofe still has a few things to learn but in the right setup, he could be a useful player.

Roofe has been supported well but good creative wingers at Leeds this season but the added advantage of creativity down the middle in the form of Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves could help Roofe in the Premier League.

The forward has shown this season that he isn’t just a player who can use his pace and get in behind the defence to pounce on a through pass. He averages 1.3 key passes a game and can drop deep to take part in the build-up play as well.

He does have a contract with Leeds until 2020 and considering the Whites are doing well in the Championship this season, it might be hard to convince them to part ways with their striker.

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