Soccer-Leeds agree to sign midfielder Roca from Bayern Munich


FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Bayern Munich v VfB Stuttgart - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - May 8, 2022 Bayern Munich's Marc Roca celebrates after winning the Bundesliga REUTERS/Andreas Gebert

(Reuters) - Leeds United have reached an agreement with Bundesliga club Bayern Munich to sign midfielder Marc Roca, the two clubs announced on Friday.

Roca, 25, will join on July 1 on a four-year-contract. The official fee was not disclosed but British media reported it was an initial 10 million pounds ($12.19 million).

Spaniard Roca had limited playing time at the German champions, featuring only 13 times last season, which led to the midfielder putting in a transfer request.

"Marc has now come to us with the desire for more playing time. We've therefore agreed on a transfer to Leeds United," Hasan Salihamidzic, Bayern Munich's sporting director, said in a statement.

Leeds have already completed the signings of defender Rasmus Kristensen and midfielder Brenden Aaronson in this transfer window.

Jesse Marsch's side secured their top-flight survival on the final day of the season after they finished 17th in the Premier League standings.

($1 = 0.8207 pounds)

(Reporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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