By Tom Blackburn
Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony has claimed Kemar Roofe could net Leeds a huge profit within two years.
The Whites splashed out £3million to sign last season’s League Two Player of the Year from Oxford and are banking on him to help them push for a top six spot in the league next season.
In a question and answer with football fans, MacAnthony responded to a Leeds fan account when asked whether he thought Roofe was a good value addition.
The Posh chairman claimed the 23-year-old “will be a bargain at £3million” and added that he could be worth £8-10million if he has a couple of good seasons at Elland Road.
Do you think Roofe is worth 3 milking to Leeds?
And would you say he will be a success?
— WACCOE1919 ⚽️⚽️⚽️ (@Waccoe1919) July 17, 2016
Yes I think he will be a bargain at 3 mill for Leeds. Couple good seasons, be gone higher for 8-10 mill. https://t.co/lfZ6AIExxW
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) July 17, 2016
Roofe began his career at West Brom, where he failed to make a single appearance but gained experience via five loan spells with clubs such as Cheltenham Town and Oxford, before signing permanently at the Kassam Stadium last summer.
It was after signing permanently at Oxford that Roofe really shone, scoring 26 goals in all competitions last season to shoot his team to promotion.
Leeds won the race for the Walsall-born attacker and he is widely regarded as the most exciting of the six summer signings made by new manager Gary Monk.
In addition to Roofe, Monk has signed striker Antonsson, centre-back Kyle Bartley, goalkeeper Robert Green, midfielder Matt Grimes and winger Hadi Sacko.
In other Leeds news, Pep Clotet has given his verdict on the Leeds tour of Ireland.