Leeds United got their pre-season campaign off to a very promising start on Thursday – and supporters were left feeling hugely encouraged about the deal to sign Marc Roca.
Roca is one of six players to have joined us this summer. The midfielder arrived after struggling for game-time with Bayern Munich.
The Spaniard has actually been one of our cheaper purchases thus far. But his role is going to be hugely important for Jesse Marsch’s men this coming season following the departure of Kalvin Phillips.
He is yet to get the chance to play alongside fellow summer signing Tyler Adams. But he did have the opportunity to show what he can do alongside 16-year-old Archie Gray against Blackpool in our pre-season friendly.
Gray did extremely well. He really did not look out of place against Championship opposition.
But Roca was the player that many Leeds fans were raving about after the comfortable win. The 25-year-old was a class apart at times during his 60-minute appearance in York.
He produced a delicious pass for a goal that was ultimately ruled out for offside in the first-half. And his composure on the ball really stood out, with Roca often dropping towards the back line to collect possession.
‘Going to be class’: Leeds fans react to display from Marc Roca
Obviously, it was Blackpool. And it is too soon to make major assessments on each player. But there was something about Roca’s display. Certainly, there is reason to think that he could prove to be an inspired signing.
Here is what some of the Leeds fans made of Roca’s display…
Im pretty sure Marc Roca and Firpo are the two best players in the world tbh #lufc
— Garry P. Donohoe (@gpdcu) July 7, 2022
Marc Roca. That’s it. That’s the tweet #LUFC
— 💙💛🤍 (@Azzalufc4life) July 7, 2022
Tell ya what, I know it’s Blackpool but we look good here, Marc Roca is going to be class for us #LUFC
— Chatting Leeds (@ChattingLeeds) July 7, 2022
Marc Roca is very good #LUFC
— Charlie Hirst (@CharlieLUFC97) July 7, 2022
I’ve watched 10 minutes of Marc Roca play football and can confirm he’s the best player I’ve ever seen.
— Jonas (@JonasN97) July 7, 2022
Tidy player Marc Roca 🔥 #lufc
— Jordan Horsman (@Horsman8) July 7, 2022
Marc Roca is very good at football
— luca🤘🏼 (@lufcluca) July 7, 2022
Very much like the look of Roca #lufc
— Rich (@RichyMac21) July 7, 2022
Roca looks class!!! 👌🏽 #LUFC
— Glynn (@GlynnTQ) July 7, 2022