Marc Roca is said to be interested in returning home.
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Marc Roca is said to be interested in returning home. © IMAGO/Markus Ulmer

Marc Roca’s departure from FC Bayern is becoming more and more likely. FC Barcelona are said to be interested in the native Catalan.

Munich – The FC Bayern Munich and Marc Roca, that used to be a misunderstanding that cost nine million euros. The defensive midfielder moved from Espanyol to Säbener Straße in October 2020 and signed a long-term contract until 2025. Roca has only started four times this season. During his time with the record champions, he was rarely able to convince. Another indication of a departure: The 25-year-old was spotted shortly after FC Bayern’s championship celebrations in Barcelona.

“At the end of the year we will talk about whether he can get more playing time with us or whether that will happen externally,” said Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann about the personnel. FC Bayern is currently preparing an offer for Konrad Laimer, the personal Marc Roca no longer seems to play a role in the plans. But where could Roca go and how much money does the record champion have?

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Betis Sevilla have reportedly been interested in Roca for some time. The club is said to be negotiating a loan with a subsequent purchase obligation with Bayern Munich Canal Sur Radio already at the end of March.

FC Barcelona should also deal with Roca! Laia Tudel from Catalan Public Broadcasting TV3 reports that Barca coach Xavi Hernandez is said to have contacted Roca back in December. At the press conference ahead of the Celta Vigo game, the Barca boss said that Busquets isn’t forever and his position on the transfer market should be looked at. In Xavi’s mind, Roca is said to be Busquets’ successor, reports Tudel.

FC Bayern is also ready for a transfer. A transfer fee of 10 to 15 million euros would therefore be sufficient for the Munich team. Marc Roca’s farewell could be imminent, Niklas Süle has already been said goodbye to FC Bayern. Here you can read his last words to the Bayern fans.

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