By Joe Ellis

13th Jun, 2022 | 9:40pm

Leeds United left open door to sign Marc Roca as Bayern pick up Ryan Gravenberch

Leeds United are getting ever close to their third signing of the summer transfer window with Bayern Munich’s Spaniard Marc Roca.

Spanish media outlet Relevo reported on Monday 13 June that a £10.2million fee had been agreed between the two clubs and that the 25-year-old would put pen to paper on a four-year deal at Elland Road.

An announcement could come at the end of the week but if there was anything that could have held up this deal, it would have been a lack of cover at the Allianz Arena.

Those fears have now been quashed though as the Bundesliga champions also announced on Monday that they have signed Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, 20, on a five-year deal [Bayern Munich Twitter].

Julian Nagelsmann needed another body in the midfield regardless of if Roca leaves or not so with those worries out of the equation, the door is now fully open for Leeds to swoop in and complete the deal for the former Spanish Under-21 international.

Jesse Marsch can’t afford to wait any longer to complete this transfer either because he has a lot of new payers to try and get through the door before the season kicks off on 6 August.

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He already has Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen from his former club RB Salzburg and given how sketchy the end of the 2021-22 campaign was in terms of relegation, many more incoming are to be expected to avid a similarly precarious season this time around.

The American clearly has a plan of action and the midfield hasn’t done enough to impress him which has led to the quick action in the transfer market and there will be more worried about their future in the team if this form carries on.

In other Leeds United news, Victor Orta may lower the asking price for one of the club’s star players if he insists on leaving LS11 this summer.