Bayern Munich midfielder Marc Roca is in a tough predicament.
The 24-year-old is currently out of action with an injury, but will reportedly need to impress his bosses if he wants to stay with the club per Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia). Plettenberg went as far as to say that Roca might only have the first half of the season to prove his mettle.
For Roca, that should amount to a lot of pressure because it is unclear exactly how much playing time he will get even when he returns. Firmly stuck behind players like Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, and potentially even Corentin Tolisso and Jamal Musiala, Roca will struggle to get minutes.
More, should Bayern Munich actually generate enough money to pay for RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, the Austrian would be yet another player who pushes ahead of Roca on the depth chart.
With youngsters Michael Cuisance, Torben Rhein, and Taylor Booth potentially fighting for first-team playing time, Roca’s chances for making an impact might be limited.
Right now, all I can think of is Roca sitting in a dark room listening to Coldplay’s “The Scientist”...
Nobody said it was easy...
No one ever said it would be this hard...
That’s not really analysis, but if this information is true, Roca could become a candidate for a midseason sale.