Leeds United are getting close to securing the transfer of Bayern Munich midfielder Marc Roca.
In a recent Twitter post from journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, he had this to say on the matter.
“Leeds are progressing in talks with Bayern for Marc Roca. Bayern are asking for €15m fee, negotiations underway – Leeds hope to get the deal done this week.
“West Ham have also explored this possibility but Leeds are leading the race, as Phil Hay reported.”
In a more recent post from Romano, he revealed that Leeds “have reached an agreement” with the player over personal terms and that a four-year deal is ready for him to sign.
He then added that talks between the two clubs are progressing well.
Romano ended his latest tweet saying that Jesse Marsch wants Roca and that the deal is a “work in progress with positive feelings.”
Taking all of this into account, it seems as though the 25-year-old could be at Elland Road in the coming days and being announced as a new Leeds player.
In those appearances, Roca scored nine goals and provided six assists before joining Bayern in October 2020.
Since then, the midfielder has only made 24 appearances for Julian Nagelsmann’s team across all competitions.
Having already secured deals for Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen, it will surely have plenty of Leeds fans buzzing to see another new face put pen to paper on a deal at the Yorkshire club, especially one so talented as Roca.
Leeds ended up losing 14 of the 18 league games that Kalvin Phillips didn’t feature in this season so having another defensive midfielder in the squad that could fill in for the Englishman would add some much-needed depth to that area of the squad.
In fact, with just nine Bundesliga games under his belt throughout his latest campaign, the Spaniard still managed to make seven successful tackles as well as eight interceptions and seven blocks, showing that he is a capable and consistent defensive player when given the chance to play.
A fine technician capable at both ends of the pitch, he’d be very valuable asset to Marsch next term.