West Ham boss David Moyes is keen to sign Freiburg ace Robin Koch in the summer, according to a report from the Daily Star. And it seems as though the Hammers could be set to go head-to-head with Tottenham in the race to sign the German. Area Napoli claimed last week that Spurs boss Joe Mourinho wants to sign the centre-back this summer.
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Both West Ham and Tottenham will be keen to bolster their central defensive ranks this summer.
And Koch might just be the ideal addition for both sides.
The Daily Star claims that West Ham are set to challenge Tottenham for the 23-year-old. And Freiburg are allegedly ready to sell the 6ft 3in giant for around £19 million.
The Daily Star suggests that Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa wants to sign Koch as well.
Koch has played 24 Bundesliga games for Freiburg this season, scoring one goal int he process (Transfermarkt).
In those 24 outings, the German has averaged 1.2 tackles, 1.3 interceptions and 3.5 clearances. He has also won an average of 3.7 aerial duals per game during that period (Who Scored).
At 23, Koch could very well go on and become a truly top class centre-back. He certainly has all of the raw materials needed to do just that.
The German is a real warrior. He is a no-nonsense defender. And isn’t afraid to get hurt. As the picture above proves.
£19 million seems like an absolute bargain for the Freiburg ace.
And West Ham will be desperate to beat the likes of Tottenham and Leeds to the centre-back’s signature when the transfer window re-opens.