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Leeds’ Koch undergoing Eintracht Frankfurt medical ahead of season-long loan switch

Leeds United’s Robin Koch is set for a move to Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt, with the centre-back currently undergoing a medical with the German club.

That is according to The Athletic, who claim that Koch will join Eintracht on loan for the 2023/24 season. This will effectively bring the 26-year-old’s time in West Yorkshire to a close; with one year remaining on his current contract at Elland Road, he will leave as a free agent next summer.

Leeds’ decision to loan out Koch is reportedly an attempt to balance the books following their relegation from the Premier League last season, with Eintracht agreeing to pay Koch’s wages. It is also understood that the Whites are set to receive a loan fee for the German’s services.

Koch’s departure from Elland Road has been in the offing for some time, with a number of clubs – including Newcastle and Manchester United – allegedly interested in him.

Now it appears Eintracht have won the race, with Koch the third departure from Leeds so far this transfer window following Alfie McCalmont’s move to Carlisle and Tyler Roberts’ switch to Birmingham City.

Since joining from Freiburg for a fee of approximately £12m in the summer of 2020, Koch made a total of 74 appearances for Leeds.

Following the appointment of new manager Daniel Farke this week, the Leeds hierarchy will be hoping that Koch’s departure does not mark the beginnings of a mass exodus at the club, with several of their other key players – including Tyler Adams, Wilfried Gnonto, and Crysencio Summerville – all linked with moves away.

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