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Fans react as Roofe opens contract talks

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A section of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight at reports that the club are set to open new contract talks with Kemar Roofe.

Football Insider broke the news on Tuesday that the Championship giants will attempt to tie the 25-year-old down to extended terms to replace his current agreement, which expires in the summer of 2020.

Many Leeds supporters took to Twitter to share their keenness for Roofe to get a new deal, with comments including “excellent news”.

This Is Futbol has rounded up some of the best tweets below.

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With a number of Premier League clubs keeping close tabs on Roofe, it is becoming a matter of priority for the club to tie the player down to a long-term deal. The forward, who signed from Oxford in the summer of 2016, has been something of a slow burner at Championship level but he is now one of United’s most important players and a favourite among supporters. They recognise how influential he has become after building on an impressive 2017-18 campaign in which he topped the club’s scoring charts with 14 goals to develop into one of the most potent forwards outside of the top flight. Roofe struck four goals from Leeds’ opening six matches of this season and tore defences to shreds in the early weeks of Marcelo Bielsa’s reign. Aged 25, he is entering his peak years and many Leeds fans are keen for him to spend that time at their club.

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