Leeds United’s Marc Roca spent this season on loan at Real Betis and is likely to continue at the Andalusian club, after the Whites’ failed to secure promotion back to the Premier League.

The midfielder had earlier revealed there’s a clause for him to extend his stay, if Leeds continue in the Championship.

ABC Sevilla explain this, telling their readers Leeds suffered a 1-0 defeat to Southampton in the Championship playoff final on Sunday.

As part of the loan deal, Manuel Pellegrini’s side also have a €12m buying option, which they will not exercise.

It’s claimed Real Betis have to negotiate new conditions with Leeds, to extend the loan deal, and this shouldn’t be a problem, considering ‘everything is agreed’ with the 27-year-old.

Estadio Deportivo also claim the La Liga side have a deal with the Spaniard and have to discuss new terms of the loan deal with Leeds. In this way, Roca is ‘closer than ever’ to extending his stay at the Spanish club.

Roca’s contract at Elland Road lasts until 2026 and Marca state that in the coming weeks, Real Betis could ‘advance the negotiations’ with Leeds to try to buy him.

If not, the Spanish club club will push for Roca’s permanent transfer in 2025, when they will have the upper hand due to the time left on his contract.