Leeds United are chasing Bayern Munich out of Marc Roca as their third signing of the summer, according to reports in the UK.
The Lilywhites were found when it came to squad depth last season, something that contributed to their title win, with their Premier League existence only confirmed on the final day of the season. .
Kalvin Phillips and Adam Forshaw, both capable of playing at centre-back, have missed a string of games between them, and left the Yorkshire side exposed again and again.
It should therefore come as no surprise that Jesse Marsch is looking to bolster his options in the middle of the park, and a move for 25-year-old Roca makes perfect sense, especially given the £10m price tag. is taken into account.
Sources in Germany said @TheAthleticUK that Leeds United are targeting Bayern Munich’s Marc Roca, formerly Espanyol, as they look to increase midfield options.
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Roca excelled during his time at Espanyol, as he was linked with the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona, only when Bayern Munich stepped in and sent him out of the relegation zone.
In Bavaria, however, he found playing time hard to come by, starting just four times for Julien Nageslmann’s side as they lifted another Bundesliga trophy. And, with the addition of Ryan Gravenberch this summer, and the possible acquisition of Konrad Laimer, he will find himself going even further.
What about Phillips?
This will be Leeds’ third move of the summer, and will represent another significant outlay for a club that has signed a record deal this summer.
However, according to Athletic, Kalvin Phillips is in no danger of going anywhere at the moment, despite specific interest from Manchester City.
They added: “Any purchase involving him will result in the purchase of at least one more midfielder apart from Roca to fill the void.”
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