Leeds United are yet to offer star striker Kemar Roofe a new contract at Elland Road, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.
The 26-year-old’s current deal expires in the summer of 2020 meaning if a deal is not struck soon the club could lose him for nothing.
According to the report, the Whites were due to talk to Roofe and his representatives back in December and then again at the end of January over a new deal but with the his demands far away from what the club were willing to offer the talks were put on hold.
Roofe finished the season as the club’s top goal-scorer with 15 goals, ahead of big-money summer signing Patrick Bamford who is thought to be one of the club’s top earners.
It is this disparity between the player’s earnings that is could be proving the stumbling block according to the YEP as Roofe feels he should be earning at least the same as Bamford.
The Whites were dumped out of the play-offs last week by Derby County, throwing their immediate future into doubt with negotiations still on going over whether Marcelo Bielsa will be staying with the club or not.
Roofe has every right to ask for more money, frankly.
It is easy for us to sit back and say ‘oh, he’s already earning loads anyway, don’t be selfish’ but when someone is getting paid significantly more than you but doing a worse job, that is going to irritate you.
It is a problem that Radrizzani and co have made for themselves.