As Marc Roca sat back and watched Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka ink new deals with Bayern Munich, the Spaniard must have realize his window for opportunity was being slammed shut.
According to Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg, the lack of playing of time has finally gotten to Roca, who is “unhappy” and would like to have a discussion on his future role at the club to determine if he should leave.
Plettenberg stated the info on his Meine Bayern-Woche podcast (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia) and it follows recent stories detailing that Roca was not bad, but also not quite “good enough” for playing time consideration as of yet and that he would have to fight his way up the depth chart for playing time.
Good luck with that.
Despite the long-term commitments of Goretzka and Kimmich, this is a period of turnover for the Bayern Munich midfield. The club brought in former RB Leipzig captain Marcel Sabitzer to provide depth across multiple positions, but Corentin Tolisso is rumored to be leaving as soon as this winter and the club seemingly cannot wait to find a suitor for Michael Cuisance. Now, Roca could be looking for an exit.
Bayern Munich appears to like American prospect Taylor Booth and also has highly-touted prospect Torben Rhein on campus. Given how much time Goretzka and Kimmich eat up — not to mention the presence of Sabitzer as a third-wheel — it might not be an urgent requirement to backfill those roster spots with high-priced talent should any or all of Roca, Tolisso, and Cuisance leave.