Exclusive: Danny Mills claims Leeds mid-20s ace edging towards 'backwards move'


Danny Mills has claimed that Leeds United striker Kemar Roofe could be forgotten if he completes his move to Anderlecht before the end of the transfer window.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds and England defender says that he is struggling to understand the striker’s motivations over a move to Belgium, stating that wages and the level of competition are the same as the Championship.

As revealed by Football Insider, the Whites ace is set to undertake a medical with Anderlecht after the Whites agreed a fee for his sale.

Mills says that Roofe is risking the possibility of fading into obscurity with a move across the North Seam questioning why he would leave a promotion chaser like Leeds for a side without Europa or Champions League football next season.

Mills told Football Insider: “Anderlecht is a decent club, are they going to pay that much more than what Leeds United are paying him? When he’s got the chance to get back into the Premier League, I’m not convinced that would be the case.

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“It’s a bit of a strange one, the level of Anderlecht, is it any better than Leeds? I don’t think it is. Are his wages going to be that much more than if he does well at Leeds? If he goes to Anderlecht, he could be forgotten.

“It’s a very strange sideways, if not backwards, move.”

Roofe, 26, has finished the last two seasons as Leeds’ top scorer in the Championship, despite having suffered a number of injury problems which have forced him to the sidelines.

Leeds only have Patrick Bamford as a recognised senior centre forward if Roofe departs., with Tyler Roberts and Helder Costa able to fill in as makeshift alternatives.

In other Leeds United news, Marcelo Bielsa is freezing out senior outfield international and wants him gone this month.