By George Overhill

2nd Feb, 2023 | 7:10pm

Marc Roca discusses potential future Leeds United exit

Marc Roca is enjoying himself in the Premier League but hasn’t ruled out a Leeds United exit to return to La Liga in the future.

The Spanish midfielder arrived from Bayern Munich in the summer for just £10million and has started almost every Premier League game.

Weston McKennie has just been added in central midfield during the January transfer window, on a loan-to-buy deal from Juventus, but Roca believes his situation at Elland Road is currently perfect even if he might head back to his home country further down the line.

Speaking to Mundo Deportivo, in a clip posted on Twitter the midfielder said, as per Sport Witness: “I had the option of Leeds (in the summer), which suited me perfectly, but I obviously don’t rule out going back to Spain in future.

“I like the Spanish league, it is our country and where we felt most comfortable. But I am very much enjoying my time in England a lot.

“I think the level in the Premier League is growing and the competition is at the highest level to keep growing. As a professional right now, I am very happy.”

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Far off?

Roca is the sort of player who divides opinion in that his playing style often goes unnoticed during matches, especially in the kind of mayhem that Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United side often produce.

But there are a fair amount of Whites supporters who would argue he is the signing of the season, at least prior to the winter window.

The fact that the club were ready to commit to very likely spending £30million at the end of McKennie’s loan spell suggests something is missing at the base of the midfield however, despite the partnership between Roca and Tyler Adams.

If the new American’s arrival leads Marsch to a tactical switch to three in the in the middle it could sure up the team, when the defence has often looked exposed and woefully unable to cope with that fact.

If so then Roca’s game time shouldn’t be affected, but if the manager sticks with his current two then it is likely to be the Spaniard who drops out.

Whether that might lead him to reassess his situation in West Yorkshire and bring forward that future exit is a matter that will only really be known at the end of the season.

But for now things sound good from the player’s point of view, and they would no doubt be even better if the Whites started getting some wins on the board and climbing up the table.

In other Leeds United news, late transfer window drama has led to a surprise u-turn for one player.