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Deal in place for Leeds United man to leave if play-off promotion not secured – Report

Spanish midfielder no. Real Betis’ Marc Roca 21 controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group C soccer match between Glasgow Rangers and Real Betis at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on September 21, 2023. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Leeds United midfielder Marc Roca will rejoin Real Betis on loan if the Whites fail in the upcoming play-offs before a bargain fee in 2025 is pursued.

Leeds may be three games away from returning to the Premier League, but fans are right not to be too optimistic about their chances of making the play-offs.

It’s a promotion route that Leeds have never been able to pull off and with that could open up a can of worms in terms of players currently on loan.

Marc Roca to leave on loan if Leeds don’t go up – Report

As the player himself confirmed, Marc Roca has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave again on loan if Leeds are not promoted to the Premier League this season.

With that, Mundo Deportivo provide further insight into the matter, sharing that Betis would still like to sign him permanently at some point.

However, if Leeds fail to gain promotion, they are looking at a cut price in the summer of 2025, knowing that Roca will only have one year left on his contract from then.

Would you get any of the loan players back?

The Roca price tag for this summer is out of reach

If Leeds are in the Premier League next season, that loan clause no longer applies, raising further uncertainty for Roca.

The problem is that Leeds’ rather modest asking price mentioned in the report is €10m (£8.6m), which Betis feel is too much.

Having impressed in midfield and at centre-back this season, it wouldn’t be too surprising if another La Liga outfit snapped him up.

Roca is our best chance of income

You have to worry if Roca has this loan release clause in his contract if we don’t go up, because it would suggest he’s not the only one.

It would be bizarre for Leeds to have these clauses included everywhere, but equally strange if we only had it for one of the players and nobody else.

If we get promoted I can see him being sold quite easily, even if Betis claim they couldn’t afford £8.6m.

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