Roca set to be unveiled as Leeds United player

17 Jun 2022 07:48 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Friday 17th June, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...

Roca set to be unveiled

Barring an 11th hour disaster, Marc Roca is set to be unveiled as a Leeds Utd player later this afternoon. The 25 year old flew into the Country last night, in preparations for his medical examination this morning, followed by a Press Conference at Elland Road. The two clubs nearly did business two years ago, when Michael Cuisance failed a last minute medical, and the deal collapsed. A war of words ensued, with both clubs finger pointing at the other. Fortunately, their rift is long forgotten, and the German Champions have told their English counterpart that they're getting a decent player, as Phil Hay explains...

What Orta really likes about Roca was his time at Espanyol where he was extremely highly thought of and developing into a top player, which is why he went to Bayern Munich. What they know about him from Bayern Munich, what they have told them is that Bayern don’t have an issue with him really, they don’t see him as a player who has never fitted in, they don’t see him as a poor choice in signing him in the first place, they just have a strong squad that is tough to get into.

Swap deal on the cards involving Phillips

Manchester City could be persuaded to part with highly rated youngster Romeo Lavia on the proviso that Kalvin Phillips joins the Etihad this Summer, according Leeds Utd journalist Phil Hay. Lavia, a defensive midfielder, joined them in the Summer of 2020 from Anderlecht, and made an immediate impact. During their 20/21 campaign (at the age of 16), he made 15 starts for their U23's, and was a regular for their U18's. After winning both, he was named as their (EDS) (Elite Development Squad) player of the year! Last season, Lavia broke into the Belgium U21 squad. A host of top flight clubs have been linked to the 18yo in recent times, though Citeh are reluctant to part with him, until now. According to Phil Hay...

City view a potential deal as a way to offset any bid they may make for Phillips which they visualise a closing agreement of between £45 million and £50 million.

Leeds bid on French U21 Striker

The Independent are reporting that Leeds have made a £17m offer for PSG striker Arnaud Kalimuendo. The highly rated 20 year old has spent two seasons on loan at Ligue 1 side Lens where his performances have caught the eye of many European scouts. Kalimuendo, 20, was born in France, but is of Congolese descent. He was bought up in the Western suburbs of Paris, and joined local outfit FC Saint Cloud at 6yo. Four years later, PSG came knocking.

According to the Independent, Leeds see him as a replacement for Raphinha, but at 20 years old (the same age as Gelhardt), is he ready for top flight football in the Premier League? He has netted 19 times in 60 appearances for Lens, and whilst he's improving all the time, the standard of Ligue 1 is sadly lacking, compared to the top tier in England!

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Siqu wrote on 25 Jun 2022 12:40 pm

CanuckMightyWhite wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:03 am Roca is not here to replace KP, there will be another should he be sold.
We, as a club, are not in a position yet to be targeting PL proven players unless they are at the fag end of their careers. We will have to take a punt at resurrecting some careers. Roca seems to fit the bill, and we hope our scouts are doing their jobs well.

Zinchenko wants to play MF for a CL or Europe chasing team, by narrowly escaping relegation we just won’t attract the likes of him.
Class for trash deals.
Lets see what happens with the kp cash

Byebyegeegee wrote on 20 Jun 2022 10:09 pm

“Bielsa haters”!!

Nobody on this forum has ever said or implied that they hate Bielsa, that is a ridiculous exaggeration, and not untypical of your usual censorious and inflammatory comments. As I’ve said above most fans loved Bielsa and still love him for what he achieved at Leeds, and those who couldn’t bring themselves to love him would certainly have admired him.

There have been discussions and opinions expressed regarding the reasons for his sacking but just because some fans were in favour of a change at that particular juncture, when it looked as though the team were heading for relegation, doesn’t mean they hated or hate Bielsa.

Who, exactly, are you referring to when you casually use the term “Bielsa haters” and can you point to a comment where someone has specifically expressed that emotion?

No! Thought not, so please stop trying to be so provocative.

faaip wrote on 20 Jun 2022 06:17 pm

It’s the Bielsa haters keeping this going…. If they keep posting s**t expect some response from the reasonable Leeds fan

weasel wrote on 20 Jun 2022 04:43 pm

Scoobychief wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:10 pm Youv'e got to move on from Bert now, the divorce happened, move on.
Think it was Chapel who brought up the Bielsa/Marsch debate with some regurgitated gash. Kenneth and my good self merely replying so that Bielsa doesn't continue to have his good name besmirched by those who are a sad reflection on this club.

Kennyb41 wrote on 20 Jun 2022 04:34 pm

H'mmm, nauseating (said Homer style)

Must dash.