According to German publication Kicker, alleged West Ham, Leeds and Tottenham target Robin Koch wants to join a Champions League club this summer.
According to a report from the Daily Star, the Hammers, the Whites and Spurs are all keen to sign the Freiburg ace this summer.
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West Ham, Leeds and Tottenham will all be keen to bolster their central defensive ranks this summer.
And Koch might just be the ideal addition for all three sides mentioned.
The Daily Star claims that Freiburg are ready to sell the 6ft 3in giant for around £19 million.
But there could be a real problem for the three English sides.
Kicker claims that Koch wants to play Champions League football next season.
So that would obviously rule out West Ham and Leeds. And Tottenham’s hopes will be dented as well, considering the fact that they are seven points adrift of fourth placed Chelsea.
And that will be a real blow for the two Premier League clubs and the Championship outfit.
The Freiburg ace seems like he will one day become a truly top class centre-back.
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.
But as mentioned earlier, West Ham, Leeds and Tottenham could all have their work cut-out if they want to sign Koch this summer.