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Roca admits Firpo chat ahead of Leeds choice

Marc Roca admits speaking with Junior Firpo about Leeds United ahead of joining from Bayern Munich.

The midfielder has agreed a four-year contract with the Whites.

“It's a new experience and a new challenge for me," Roca explained.

Leeds United gave me the chance and the opportunity. I will give everything and give my best.

“My first steps were in Spain, then I played in Germany, now it is time to join Leeds and play here in the Premier League.

“Everyone told me the Premier League is the best league in the world and the history of Leeds United is amazing, I hope we can do good things here.

“I have spoken with Junior Firpo, I played with him in the Spanish U21 national team, now it's time to talk with Rodrigo and Diego Llorente as well. Then I can meet all my new teammates and I can't wait to start playing!

“Junior told me it's an incredible club with an amazing atmosphere in the stadium and that the teammates here are incredible, the locker room is incredible and for that I am very happy."

Having progressed through the youth ranks at Espanyol, as well as playing a number of times in Spain's youth teams, Roca joined Bayern Munich in 2020 and went on to play in both the Bundesliga and Champions League for the German giants.

The 25-year-old spoke about what the fans can expect to see from him on the pitch, whilst also stating that he is looking forward to working with head coach, Jesse Marsch.

“He [Jesse Marsch] encouraged me to come here, and I can't wait to start working with him. I think we can do good things!

“My favourite position is a midfielder, I like to play with the ball and to be strong in defence, always helping the team.

“The fans can expect me to give my everything. I am a player who loves playing with the ball, but I am hard as well in defensive duels.

“I am looking forward to playing here to feel the sensation and to start the season, because I think it will be very good."

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