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Leeds: Phil Hay says Marc Roca move ‘highly likely’

Leeds: Phil Hay says Marc Roca move ‘highly likely’ -Leeds United News

Leeds United correspondent Phil Hay has claimed it is ‘highly likely’ that Marc Roca will move to Elland Road this summer.

The Lowdown: Roca profiled

Roca is 25 years of age who can play in defensive or box-to-box midfield roles. The Spaniard joined Bayern Munich from Espanyol back in 2020 but has made just 24 appearances for the German giants.

The left-footed midfielder has struggled for starts at the Allianz Arena, and with Leeds short of midfield options, it looks as if he could become the third player to move to Yorkshire this summer after moves for Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen.

The Latest: Hay’s post

Hay was the first reporter to break Leeds’ interest in Roca last week after sharing a story for The Athletic.

He then replied to a Whites supporter on Twitter regarding the transfer on Sunday, suggesting on Twitter ‘it’s highly likely to happen’, however, it ‘isn’t wrapped up yet’.

Reports in Spain have claimed that Roca is ‘about to become a new Leeds United player’ in a deal worth €13m-€15m (£11.1m-£12.8m).

The Verdict: Good news…

Things haven’t worked out for Roca in Germany, with his Transfermarkt valuation falling from £27m to £6.3m over the last three years. Hopefully, he’ll be able to get back to his best with the Whites, where he could form a partnership with Kalvin Phillips.

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Labelled as a ‘smooth operator’ by Leeds journalist Joe Donnohue, Roca may need time to adapt to the Premier League given he hasn’t started regularly in the Bundesliga, but it could prove to be a shrewd move if he can replicate the form which earned him a move to Bayern.

In other news: Leeds now won’t sign ‘superb’ midfielder despite Phil Hay revealing talks


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