Leeds United loanee Robin Koch is expected to hold talks in the coming days over a permanent transfer to the Bundesliga side.
Koch’s deal with Leeds United is set to expire in the summer of 2024, this in the coming weeks he is free to negotiate with clubs to sign a pre-contract before joining in July on a permanent deal.
The defender has been an impressive addition to Frankfurt this season, he’s featured in almost every game for one of the best defences in the Bundesliga. He has also chipped in with three goals this season.
Last year, Koch was intent on playing his way into Germany’s squad for the European Championships which will be held in Germany in 2024. He’s on track to make his way back into the national team.
The report from BILD read: “In the coming days, the Eintracht bosses want to sit down with the defender to talk about a permanent position,
“The club has only been able to officially negotiate with Koch, whose contract with Leeds expires in the summer, since the beginning of the year.”
Regardless of how Koch does depart from Elland Road, he was a good player when fit and played his part for the club.
Koch leaving on a free is bad business
It was inevitable that there would be a host of departures after Leeds United were relegated last year. With the reports of players’ relegation clauses being triggered and wages being cut, most of them sought moves away from the club.
Max Wöber, Luis Sinisterra and Robin Koch were the main names among these departures – all on loan deals.
However Robin Koch’s deal particularly was an issue, his contract was due to expire in 2024 yet Leeds United allowed him to leave the club on loan until the end of the season.
The defender was signed for a six figure fee, and now Leeds will not receive any money off his departure. The smart business would have been to agree with the player and his representatives to extend his contract before agreeing to any loan deal.
A similar scenario is Max Wöber who is reportedly in talks with Borussia Monchengladbach, Leeds United will receive a fee for him if any deal is agreed.