The agent for Bayern Munich midfielder Marc Roca sat down with Spox reporter Kerry Hau to discuss the rumors that the Spanish midfielder was thinking about leaving Bavaria — even on a loan assignment — after just one season.
“Marc is not the type to throw in the towel after just five months. It would be crazy to discuss a loan right now,” said Roca’s agent Christian Wein.
Wein also stated that Roca understood the depth and quality in Bayern Munich’s midfield before agreeing to the move last summer.
“(Joshua) Kimmich, (Leon) Goretzka, (Corentin) Tolisso, Javi Martínez, (David) Alaba — they’re not too bad of footballers. Marc knew from the start what he was getting into,” Wein said.
Surely, Roca did grasp how difficult of a time he might have in breaking through, but the 24-year-old likely did not anticipate only playing 491 minutes in 10 games across all competitions so far for the Bavarians.
Martinez, Tolisso, fellow Spanish youngster Tiago Dantas could all potentially leave Bayern Munich in just a few months, which should open some playing time for Roca. In addition, Bayern Munich II midfielder Angelo Stiller will leave Säbener Straße for Hoffenheim in July.
It is easy to think that Roca should have a clear pathway to more field time, but the Bavarians are not typically a bunch to sit on their hands during a transfer window. More competition in the midfield could be incoming as Bayern Munich has already been linked to Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Florian Neuhaus and Denis Zakaria, along with Rennes’ Eduardo Camavinga.
Still young, Roca will likely have to assess what is best for himself after next season if he still cannot break through in Bavaria.