Leeds United tipped to sign Koch upgrade amid news in last 24 hours

By Danny Mills

10th Apr, 2022 | 4:14pm

Leeds United tipped to sign Robin Koch upgrade after news in last 24 hours - Mills

Danny Mills has suggested Leeds United will sign an upgrade on Robin Koch this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender suggested Koch could be a fringe player next season if he stays at Elland Road.

A Leeds source told Football Insider earlier this week (5 April) they will listen to offers for the 25-year-old and are prepared to take a loss to facilitate a deal.

He moved to the club from Freiburg in the summer of 2020 for £13million but the Yorkshire giants are prepared to sell for between £10-11million.

As quoted by Leeds Live after the 3-0 win over Watford yesterday (9 April), Jesse Marsch hailed Koch’s “very good” performance in midfield.

The Germany international has operated at centre-back and in defensive midfield for the Whites.

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But Mills has claimed his versatility could hold him back from thriving under Marsch. 

“He hasn’t really found a position,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“He’s Ok here, he’s Ok there and he’s decent there. You don’t look at it and go ‘He is playing centre-half’ or ‘He’s playing defensive midfield’.

“That is difficult for a player and also for a manager. Where does he fit in?

“Can the manager get somebody to do a specific job in that position who is maybe a little bit better?

“Sometimes being a utility player is great but it often means you are on the fringes. You are often second-choice in six or seven different positions.

“The new manager will be looking to bring in two or three of his own players, players that he wants.

“If that means you have to get a couple out then so be it.”

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