Manchester United are currently ‘working aggressively’ to recruit Leeds United defender Robin Koch, according to German magazine Kicker, although Erik ten Hag’s side face competition from Leverkusen, Frankfurt, and other Premier League clubs.
Koch, 26, played for Leeds last season. With only two Premier League games missed, the eight-time Germany ace was perhaps one of our more consistent performers. However, he was an important component of a defense that allowed 89 goals.
Koch has been heavily linked with a transfer since his demotion. According to various reports, Koch will either want a fee or will join for free. Kicker agrees with the German media that he may depart for nothing.
According to the source, while Bayer, Frankfurt, and other Premier League teams – maybe West Ham, Newcastle, and Tottenham – are trying hard to recruit Koch, Manchester United is ‘working actively’ to sign him.
Manchester United is trying hard to sign Leeds defender Koch.
Koch would be surprised if he moved to Old Trafford. It will irritate Leeds fans, albeit not as much as when Alan Smith transferred to them, considering that he is not a boyhood Leeds fan. For the German, there are better possibilities.
Because Koch would struggle to get started. In the midst of defense, Manchester United has Victor Lindelof, Raphael Varane, and other excellent possibilities. Harry Maguire is expected to leave in the end, and Koch would be his replacement.
That implies Koch will only have a minor role. Koch is generally known to be eager to return to Germany with Euro 2024 on the horizon. He can’t achieve that by playing here and there. He must be a starter on his next team.
Newcastle is out as well. Koch and Leeds would benefit from returning to Germany. Bayer or Frankfurt would be a better fit for Koch. He may qualify for Euro 2024 while playing under the keen scrutiny of German media.