Marc Roca sealed a transfer to Leeds United on Friday and promised his two seasons with Bayern Munich have hardened him for the problem of the Premier League.

The 25-year-old defensive midfielder has joined Leeds for a reported £10million after struggling to determine himself within the Bayern first staff.

He will likely be reunited with former Spain Beneath-21 team-mate Junior Firpo at Elland Highway, as head coach Jesse Marsch rebuilds his squad after a detailed brush with relegation.

Roca described taking part in for Bayern, for whom he featured in 24 aggressive video games, as “one thing I’ll always remember”.

In a message posted on Twitter, Roca mentioned: “I take with me 2 Bundesligas, 1 Membership World Cup and 1 German Tremendous Cup. However a very powerful issues I take with me are nice associates, unforgettable experiences, private {and professional} progress and that victory lies in perseverance, arduous work and by no means giving up.

“I depart Munich however Bayern will stick with me without end.”

That onerous-work ethic will turn out to be useful at Leeds, the place the midfield was typically discovered wanting in final season’s tough Premier League marketing campaign.

It stays to be seen whether or not Roca has been signed to switch Manchester City goal Kalvin Phillips, however noises from the club have instructed that isn’t the case.

Roca, who joined Bayern from Espanyol in October 2020, has agreed a four-year contract at Leeds, the place he’ll discover three fellow Spaniards within the first-team squad: Firpo, Diego Llorente and Rodrigo.

The brand new recruit, whose deal will take impact from July 1, advised Leeds’ official web site: “My first steps had been in Spain, then I performed in Germany, now it’s time to be part of Leeds and play right here within the Premier League. 

“Everybody advised me the Premier League is the perfect league on the planet and the historical past of Leeds United is superb, I hope we are able to do good issues right here.

“I’ve spoken with Junior Firpo, I performed with him within the Spanish Beneath-21 nationwide staff, now it’s time to speak with Rodrigo and Diego Llorente as nicely. Then I can meet all my new team-mates and I can’t wait to start out taking part in.

“Junior advised me it’s an unbelievable club with a tremendous ambiance within the stadium and that the team-mates listed below are unbelievable, the locker room is unbelievable and for that I’m very blissful.”

Author: Londonlad

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