Exclusive: Leeds new signing tipped to make huge impact after deal completed
New Leeds United signing Robin Koch has been tipped to get up to speed with Marcelo Bielsa’s style of play quickly by Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Whites defender believes that the lack of a break between last season and the new one will help Koch.
The German international joined Leeds United on a four-year contract last week after completing a £12m move from Bundesliga side SC Freiburg.
✍️ #LUFC are pleased to announce the signing of Robin Koch from Bundesliga side SC Freiburg
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 29, 2020
Koch, 24, is currently away with the Germany squad for their Nations League games against Switzerland and Spain where he could face fellow new Leeds signing Rodrigo.
Asked by Football Insider whether Koch will hit the ground running, Mills said: “We’ve seen before that Bielsa will work these players very, very hard in pre-season.
“Obviously pre-season this time is a little bit different and truncated because of internationals and when the players will come back.
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“Because of lockdown players haven’t really had a break so they should be really fit and it shouldn’t be an issue in that way.
“Bielsa will know the player and the player will have two or three weeks to embed in the way they play and to get up to speed and I don’t think it will be a huge problem for him.”
Koch played 34 times for Freiburg last season as they finished eighth in the Bundesliga.
He made his Germany debut last October in a friendly against Argentina and added a second cap in a European Championship qualifier against Belarus.
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