Last summer, Leeds United allowed Marc Roca to join Real Betis on a loan deal and he’s excelled under Manuel Pellegrini’s orders this season.

The midfielder has scored four goals and registered three assists from 28 games so far and has already expressed his desire to extend his stay at the La Liga side.

El Desmarque state Real Betis’ ‘wish’ is to have the Leeds owned player at club for ‘many more years’ and they made this clear to his agent during a recent discussion.

The two parties are keen to extend their association, but the deal could be difficult for Real Betis, who are very attentive to the Championship side.

It’s claimed the Spanish club can exercise the clause to ‘automatically renew’ the 27-year-old’s loan deal season if the Whites fail to return to the Premier League.

If this were to be the case, the report says the Spanish club would only have to take card of his salary during the 2024/25 season. It’ll also be beneficial for them to buy him since the purchase option will drop to €14m, should Leeds continue in the second division.

Daniel Farke’s side are fourth in the table, seven points behind second placed Ipswich Town. If Leeds were to get promoted, the report states Roca’s asking price could be €20m or more, and Pellegrini’s side wouldn’t be able to match it.

Real Betis sources have told El Desmarque that they are working with ‘relative caution’.  ‘There is no great rush’ since everything depends on where Leeds will finish this season.

To sum it up, Roca’s future is linked to that of the English club.