Bayern Munich midfielder Marc Roca to join Leeds United

Bayern Munich midfielder Marc Roca to join Leeds United

Third arrival of the summer announced.

Leeds United can today announce Marc Roca will join the club on July 1st 2022 after an agreement was reached with FC Bayern Munich.

The 25-year-old will join on a four-year contract running until the summer of 2026, for an undisclosed fee.

Born in Spain, the defensive midfielder began his career with RCD Espanyol, breaking through from the youth system into the first team at the RCDE Stadium.

Winning caps for Spain at Under-19 and Under-21 level, he starred for the latter, helping his country win the 2019 European Football Championship.

He netted a goal in the semi-final against France and played 90 minutes in the 2-1 final victory over Germany, as did his new Leeds United teammate Junior Firpo.

At club level, Roca made his debut for Espanyol in August 2016 in the 2-2 La Liga draw with Malaga CF.

He went on to establish himself in the side, making a further 25 appearances in all competitions during the rest of the campaign.

After catching the eye over the next three seasons and making a total of 121 outings for Espanyol, Roca was signed by Bayern Munich on a five-year-deal in October 2020.

During his time in Germany, Bayern won the Bundesliga twice and the FIFA Club World Cup.

He becomes the latest arrival who will join the Whites at the start of next month, following the announcements of deals for Rasmus Kristensen and Brenden Aaronson.