Bayern Munich have announced the signing of Spanish midfielder Marc Roca from Espanyol in a deal believed to be worth €15m.
Linked with Bayern last summer, the Under-21 European Championship winner was one of Espanyol’s best performers in 2019/20 as they were relegated to the Segunda Division.
The 23-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the newly crowned European champions and will wear the number 22 shirt at the Allianz Arena in 2020/21.
We are pleased to announce the signing of Mark Rocca! #MiaSanMia @marcroca21 pic.twitter.com/QmdqtNSNSV
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) October 4, 2020
Speaking on his move, Mark Rocca told Bayern’s official website: “I’m very happy. It’s a dream come true for me.
“I think FC Bayern is the best club in the world and has a strong tradition. I’m really looking forward to wearing the colors of this great club.”
Former player and current board member Hasan Salehihamedzic added: “We are delighted to have signed Marc Roca. He is a great fit for our team, both as a player and as a person, and will continue to grow with us here. We are confident that he will be a valuable addition to our team.
Rocca becomes Bayern’s fourth signing of the transfer window following the arrivals of Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Noble, Manchester City talisman Leroy Sane and Paris Saint-Germain defender Tanguy Kouassi.
Roca will wear the number 22 shirt in Byrne/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images
His arrival follows the midfield departure of Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool, and will undoubtedly have big shoes to fill at the heart of this Bayern side.
While Roca is yet to make his senior debut for the Spanish national team, he has been one of the most promising midfielders in La Liga over the last two seasons, and could be in the running for a move to the European Championship next summer. Will be if he can put down a place at Bayern.