Leeds United are closing in on the signing of Freiburg defender Robin Koch after he agreed personal terms, Football Insider understands.
The Yorkshire giants are in the final stages of agreeing the transfer of the 24-year-old as he prepares to become their second marquee signing of the week.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that Koch has accepted Leeds’ offer of a long-term contract and the club are close to agreeing a £12m fee with Freiburg.
United are hopeful the Germany international can fly over to undergo a medical in the coming days.
If the transfer can be completed, he would follow the £27m record-breaking arrival of Rodrigo, who has agreed a four-year contract.
Like the Spain striker, Koch is a proven international player who has been targeted to strengthen Marcelo Bielsa’s side for their Premier League return.
The Germany international made 31 Bundesliga starts among 34 appearances in all competitions for Freiburg last season and helped them finish eighth in the table.
He can also slot into defensive midfield as well as play both full-back positions, right-back and left-back.
Koch has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Freiburg.
Leeds have made a concerted move for Koch after failing to sign Ben White from Brighton on a permanent deal.
The Premier League new boys had three bids rejected by the Seagulls, who made it clear they would not sell to a team they regard as a rival.