Leeds United sign Bayern Munich midfielder Marc Roca

Marc Roca, a Spanish midfielder from Bayern Munich, is the third player that Leeds head coach Jesse Marsch has brought in this summer.

Roca, who is 25 years old and used to play for Spain’s U21 team, has joined on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee, which is said to be £10.4 million.

In a statement, Leeds said, “FC Bayern Munich and Leeds United have agreed that Marc Roca will join Leeds United on July 1, 2022.

“The 25-year-old will sign a four-year contract until the summer of 2026 for a price that hasn’t been announced.”

Roca joined Bayern from Espanyol in October 2020 on a five-year deal that was set to end in the summer of 2025. He had played for Spain when he was 19 and 21.

Under head coach Julian Nagelsmann, the deep-lying midfielder had trouble getting a regular starting spot for the German champions. Nine of the 15 Bundesliga games he played in were as a substitute.

In just under two seasons, Roca played 24 games for Bayern in all competitions. Before that, he played over 100 games for Espanyol in LaLiga and did well.

Brendan Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen, the first two players Leeds signed this summer, both came from Red Bull Salzburg, where Marsch used to play. Both players signed five-year deals with Leeds.

Aaronson, a striker from the United States, and Kristensen, a right-back from Denmark, were both signed for undisclosed amounts, which were said to be £24.7m and around £10m, respectively.

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