Leeds United’s Kemar Roofe has recently emerged as a shock transfer target for Turkish giants, Galatasaray according to reports from CNN Turk.
Roofe has been in excellent form this season for Marcelo Bielsa’s side and it’s no surprise to see clubs chasing him in this transfer window.
The forward has 13 league goals to his name already for the Whites and supporters will be praying that Leeds can hold onto their star man.
The move does seem unlikely, given the rivalry between the two sides that formed after two Leeds supporters were killed whilst the Whites and Galatasaray faced off in the UEFA Cup in 2000.
It won’t be the end of the speculation linking Roofe with a move away from Elland Road, and if he can continue his excellent scoring run, then he’ll have plenty of suitors for his signature in the near future.
But how likely is it that we could see Roofe join Galatasaray in this transfer window?
Probably best if this one doesn’t happen for a number of reasons.
Roofe is proving himself a fine striker at the moment and Leeds need him to stay – which I think he will.
And, even if he did move, he’d be well advised not to go to Galatasaray for obvious reasons.
It won’t happen, not a chance.
Firstly, Leeds have already lost Samu Saiz and they can’t afford another high-profile departure this month.
Secondly, I can’t see Leeds negotiating with Galatasaray.
You wouldn’t be sweating too much as a Leeds fan.
I’d put my life on this deal not happening.
Roofe is such an important player for Leeds and they’ll be very confident of keeping him at Elland Road this season.
Leeds aren’t going to want to deal with Galatasaray and Roofe would be stupid to go there.
Football in England is much more competitive and a move to Turkey would make no sense whatsoever.