Leeds United’s Marc Roca has been on loan at Real Betis since last summer and his future beyond this season needs to be clarified.

AS state the Championship side ‘are on alert’, in case they have to bring the 27-year-old back to Elland Road.

The Leeds owned player has clocked in over 2,500 minutes from 35 games for Real Betis this season, managing four goals and three assists in the process.

Roca has made nine appearances in all competitions in 2024. He had pneumonia earlier this year and has been struggling with ankle issues for weeks. On Wednesday, Mucho Deporte stated everything started to go wrong for the Leeds man in January.

On Friday, Real Betis will host Celta Vigo and AS state Manuel Pellegrini will be without the midfielder, who hasn’t been able to train in recent weeks due to that ankle discomfort.

The Spaniard continues to work on his recovery, in order to make himself available to the manager as soon as possible.

It’s claimed ‘the shadows of his future’ appear in the background, with Daniel Farke’s side on alert. Roca has shown his desire to continue at Real Betis, but AS state the ‘ball will always be in Leeds’ court’.

In short, the newspaper indicates Leeds will have the final say on where Roca will play next season. There’s a very good chance that all this uncertainty around Roca is leading to Real Betis offering a low fee for him or trying to get another loan.

The doubts around Betis keeping him started at roughly the same time it became clear automatic promotion is a distinct possibility for Leeds United. That would mean Betis can’t get the automatic second year loan they’d hoped for.