By Wayne Veysey
Kemar Roofe is poised to undergo an Anderlecht medical this weekend and complete a transfer from Leeds United, Football Insider understands.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider the club have agreed a fee with the Belgian giants for the striker and have given him the green light to head to the Continent and finalise the deal.
Anderlecht, who are managed by Vincent Kompany, are set to pay over £5million for Roofe, who has entered the final year of his Elland Road contract.
Talks over a deal have accelerated in the past 48 hours and there is a growing expectation that the forward will an Anderlecht player by the end of the week.
Roofe is currently out with an injury sustained in pre-season that will sideline him for a month and was not in Marcelo Bielsa’s planning for this weekend’s Championship opener against Bristol City.
But his imminent exit, which follows the big-money departures this summer of Pontus Jansson to Brentford and Jack Clarke to Tottenham, is unlikely to go down well with supporters.
Leeds have not spent any money on transfer fees for new signings this summer, with all the arrivals – Helder Costa, Jack Harrison and Ben White – joining on loan.
Patrick Bamford will soon be the only senior striker at Elland Road, with just six days of the window remaining.
In other Leeds United news, Marcelo Bielsa is freezing out senior outfield international and wants him gone this month.