Whatever happens this season, Leeds United is unlikely to welcome back any of their loan contingent.
While Diego Llorente is expected to join with Paris Saint-Germain this month, Robin Koch has already finalised his permanent move to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Further questions remain about players like Luis Sinisterra and Jack Harrison, although the Daily Mail claims Leeds is unlikely to welcome any of them back.
Marc Roca is one player whose team is eager to sign him on a long-term basis, but a lot of that situation’s outcome depends on whether Leeds are promoted to the Premier League.
But after his efforts at Real Betis in the first half of the season, El Desmarque claims that Roca has emerged as “one of the most highly sought after” players in La Liga.
Demand for Roca, a Leeds loanee.
There’s a clause in Roca’s contract that says Betis will sign him on loan for another season if Leeds doesn’t advance. He might also sign a permanent contract for £12 million at that same time.
However, should promotion be obtained, the two teams would have to start over in negotiations because no further compensation was agreed upon in the event that this happened.
El Desmarque further claim that because of their financial problems, Betis are presently unable to pay a transfer fee of more than £17.2 million, which may leave his future open in the summer.
But if this story is accurate and other Spanish teams are considering a move for the 27-year-old, Leeds will have a great opportunity to sell for a respectable price.
Although Roca has stated publicly that Betis is the team he wants to play for a number of years, he may have to look at other options if they are unable to pay him.