Kemar Roofe has sent a message to Leeds United fans after joining Anderlecht, which has drawn a mixed reaction from supporters.
The 26-year-old made the switch yesterday and signed a three-year deal with the Belgian club.
Roofe has been an important player for the Whites over the past two years, top-scoring with 29 goals in that period.
The striker arrived at Elland Road from Oxford United in July 2016 and has scored 33 goals in 122 appearances since.
Roofe had just one year left on his deal at Leeds and had reportedly attracted the attention of multiple clubs this summer.
After sealing his move to Anderlecht, the striker posted a message to Leeds fans on his Instagram.
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Thank you Leeds United for an incredible three years. The support I’ve got from the fans since day 1 has been unbelievable. I have absolutely no doubt that you will be back in the Premier League where you have always belonged very soon. It’s what you all deserve. Despite having some unfortunate injuries, I always gave my all for the shirt, and Leeds will always have a place in my heart ???????? #MOT
He thanked the club for “an incredible three years” and added: “Leeds will always have a place in my heart”.
Roofe’s exit leaves Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts as the only options in Marcelo Bielsa’s senior squad.
The striker’s message appears to have drawn a mixed reaction from Leeds fans, with some thanking him for his service and others taking a pop at the 26-year-old.
Read the reaction Whites supporters here:
Unfortunately this means more than your career pic.twitter.com/3j9cmi0JEc
— Steven Grimson (@stevegrimson4) August 7, 2019
110 appearances 28 goals over 3 seasons. No where near enough, 7 million a great deal we move on. ????????
— hirstyleeds???????? (@Bielsasdisciple) August 7, 2019
Wouldn’t sign new contract….forgotten.
— Wilko 54 (@SimonWi53761381) August 6, 2019
— Neil Carpenter (@NCharlatan) August 7, 2019
Thanks for everything Kemar I’m gutted your gone good luck pal and thanks so much for that moment at villa away
— Ryan (@ryaaaan1993) August 6, 2019
Another sad day in the life of a Leeds fan ???????? Goodbye Kemar, Thankyou for wearing our shirt, going to miss you. All best wishes to you and your family for the future. ????????⚽???????? #MOT #LUFC xx pic.twitter.com/lgvdhHmxUi
— SUSAN SMITH 1 (@SmithLeedsUtd) August 6, 2019
Big loss you gave Leeds your all. MOT
— John Sutton (@Johnnybravoman) August 6, 2019
Cheers @roofe we’ll miss you and sad to see you go… stay injury free and have a great season / career
— Paul Padmore (@2paulpadmore) August 6, 2019