Tottenham set sights on cut-price deal for Koch - sources

By Wayne Veysey

29th May, 2023 | 8:30am

Sources: Tottenham set sights on cut-price deal for Koch

Tottenham are setting sights on a cut-price deal for Robin Koch following Leeds United’s relegation, sources have told Football Insider.

Spurs are in the market for a new centre-back and have shortlisted the German, 26, as a potential target going into the summer window.

The north Londoners believes Koch could now be available for a cut-price of as low as £15million.

He has only 12 months more remaining on his United contract and that makes a summer move even more likely for the player.

Leeds are facing an exodus of top stars following their devastating relegation blow, which was confirmed following a 4-1 defeat to Tottenham on the Premier League final day.

Spurs have also shown interest in goalkeeper Illan Meslier and winger Jack Harrison, who was subject to a bid from Leicester City in January.

They considered a move for Harrison last summer but could reignite interest should he be available at a discount price.

Koch fits the bill for Spurs as he is likely to be available and keen to stay in the Premier League, and his price will be at a comfortable level for them.

He is capable of playing in a back three as well as an orthodox flat four and can also step up and play in a midfield anchorman role.

Koch joined Leeds in 2020 from SC Freiburg following their Championship-winning campaign under Marcelo Bielsa.

He has remained a regular starter under Bielsa, Jesse Marsch, Javi Gracia as well as Sam Allardyce at Elland Road.

The German has been virtually ever present for Leeds this season, starting 36 of their 38 Premier League matches.

In his three years in Yorkshire, Koch has 77 appearances in total.

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