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Report: Bayern Munich’s Marc Roca eyeing FC Barcelona move

Could Marc Roca be positioning himself for a return to Spain?

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According to a report from Diario Gol, Bayern Munich midfielder Marc Roca is positioning himself for a potential move to FC Barcelona:

Marc Roca had a large number of offers in the past, after he had stood out in the ranks of Real Club Deportivo Espanyol. In fact, there was talk that Barça and Real Madrid were following him, but the ‘periquito’ team closed the doors, and asked for 40 million euros, his termination clause. However, a year later, after being relegated from La Liga Santander, they had no choice but to let him go, and he ended up at Bayern Munich, at a much reduced price.

Roca’s plans are to return to La Liga Santander, as he misses his native country, and, if possible, he would love to return to Barcelona. For that reason, he has not thought twice, and has offered himself to Barça, taking advantage of the current situation in the culé team. Despite his past at Espanyol, he would not mind moving to the eternal rival, as he believes he could relaunch his career. An option that Joan Laporta is studying.

Fichajes followed up on the Roca news and reported that Roca has even reached out to Xavi, who is considered the top contender to be named as FC Barcelona’s next manager:

The ex-Espanyol player has offered himself to Xavi, in case the azulgrana legend coaches Barcelona. The player is desperate to return to his native country and reports indicate that he has offered himself to Xavi to be his first signing aboard Barcelona. A technically gifted pivot who would undoubtedly be a good replacement for Sergio Busquets. Also, for a very affordable price.

At this point, Roca is buried behind Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Marcel Sabitzer, and Corentin Tolisso this season and still behind Kimmich, Goretzka, and Sabitzer for 2022/23, even with Tolisso expected to leave Bavaria in the summer.

We had already heard that not many clubs were contacting Bayern Munich for some of the players rumored to be on the “For Sale” list, so perhaps the players are not trying to sell themselves.