Leeds United midfielder Marc Roca could stay at Real Betis next season even if Daniel Farke’s side are promoted, with everyone at Betis convinced about a transfer.

That’s according to El Desmarque, who say the midfielder is ‘increasingly closer’ to continuing with the Spanish side next season.

They explain that the Spaniard is doing everything he can to ensure his loan spell from Leeds is either made permanent in the summer or extended for a second season.

His determination to ensure he remains where he is, is in turn fuelling Betis’ desire to keep him and they are equally keen on a deal being worked out.

The club’s sports management are already working on their plans for next season and Roca is among the top of the list of priorities after establishing himself as a key player under Manuel Pellegrini.

A deal to sign him permanently will be easier to get done if Leeds aren’t promoted, while that would also open the option of a second loan as the midfielder has a clause dictating he can leave on loan if they’re not in the Premier League.

Things will be more difficult if Leeds go up but there is a total agreement at Betis that something needs to be worked out either way.

Even if they have to negotiate, they are willing to do so and Roca’s own determination to make the move permanent, he’s even bought a home in the capital of Andalusia as an indication of his plans, is encouraging Betis in that regard.

It’s still a matter of wait and see what happens before they proceed but they want to do a deal regardless of what division Leeds find themselves in.