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Rumour: Bayern target Roca as Sanches replacement

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Bayern Munich is targeting Marc Roca as a replacement for Renato Sanches.

The ink of Renato Sanches signature is hardly dry on his transfer from Bayern Munich to Lille, and the Bavarians are already working on a replacement.

According to French sports outlet L’Equipe, Bayern is ready to trigger the Spanish U21 international’s release clause.

It is believed that the 22-year-old Espanyol midfielders current contract can be bought out for 40 million Euros.

Bayern manager Niko Kovac, wants to sign the youngster on a five-year deal.

There had been talk from both Kovac himself and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic that Philippe Coutinho would be their last bit of business this summer.

That was before Portuguese one-time wonder kid Sanches decided to verbally bash the club and ultimately push them into letting him go.

This unexpected departure has thus nudged the German Bundesliga Champions back into the market.

If they complete the signing of Roca, he will be their seventh addition of this summer transfer window.

They have already completed the signings of Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez, Jan-Fiete Arp, Ivan Perisic, Philippe Coutinho and Mickael Cuisance.

Roca has been at Espanyol his entire career, coming through their youth ranks.

Serving his time in the Spanish lower leagues with the B team, before advancing to La Liga and the first team.

He has made 130 senior appearances for the Spanish side, scored 7 goals and has 4 assists.

Sanches was a bit-part player in this Bayern team and Roca will definitely have to work his way into regular first-team contention.

However,  they will be expecting considerably more form Roca than they got from Sanches.

REGGIO NELL’EMILIA, ITALY – JUNE 27: Marc Roca of Spain in action during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Semi-Final match between Spain and France at Mapei Stadium – Citta’ del Tricolore on June 27, 2019 in Reggio nell’Emilia, Italy. (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)