Leeds star makes big hint about possible next transfer after discussing ‘perfect’ Elland Road move
Leeds United midfielder Marc Roca has spoken openly about which league he could go to next after explaining how his move to West Yorkshire worked out “perfectly”.
Roca graduated from Espanyol academy before becoming part of the senior team in July 2016. He then made 121 appearances for the La Liga team, scoring three goals. A move to Bayern Munich then beckoned for Roca.
According to Spanish newspaper SportsIt cost the German Bundesliga club 15 million euros.
The Spaniard, who played seven caps for his country’s U21s, spent two years at Bayern Munich. However, due to the fierce battle for places, he struggled to get into the starting XI regularly.
After playing 24 times in two seasons, pink left Germany and moved to Leeds in the summer of 2022. Los Blancos paid Bayern £10m for his services.
Roca is a regular in the Leeds side and has made 22 appearances in all competitions so far. His only goal for the club came in the 5-2 defeat by Brentford in September last year.
During a recent interview, Roca spoke about how he moved to Leeds and what his plans are for the future.
The 26-year-old said his Leeds move “fits me perfectly” but also made a big proposal to play in La Liga again.
Leeds transfer ‘suited me perfectly,’ says midfielder
“I had the option of Leeds (in the summer), which suited me perfectly, but obviously I’m not ruling out returning to Spain in the future.” he said (via Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo).
“I like the Spanish league, it’s our country and that’s where we felt most comfortable. But I really enjoy my time in England.
“I think the level in the Premier League is growing and the competition is at the highest level to keep growing. As a professional I am very happy now.”
It will be great for Leeds fans to hear that Roca is “very happy” and that his transfer to Elland Road was “perfect”. However, his comments about returning to Spain will raise slight concerns.
It seems Roca could be pushing for a move to his home country at some point in the future, although it’s unclear how many years he’ll spend at Leeds first.
That attitude may require Leeds to consider some midfielders – in future transfer windows – as potential Roca replacements.
For now, however, they can enjoy watching him play for Leeds week in and week out.
Roca is hoping to make his 23rd appearance of the season at the next game in Leeds. They travel to Nottingham Forest in the Premier League at 14:00 on Saturday.
Jesse Marsch’s side could use a win to push themselves out of the relegation zone. While they’re currently in 15th place, they’re just a point above the last three.
In the meantime, Leeds turned down a chance to sign a Manchester United player in January, according to Transfer Gossip on Thursday.