Leeds United are reportedly set to win the race to sign defender Robin Koch from German top-flight club Freiburg.
According to the Daily Star, Marcelo Bielsa’s side are going to beat RB Leipzig, Newcastle United and Lazio to his signature.
It is understood that the 24-year-old is scheduled to have his medical this weekend ahead of his switch to Elland Road and he’s set to experience English football for the very first time in his career.
The report explains that the Germany international is going to seal a £13million move to Leeds, which is expected to be on a long-term contract as long as his medical is completed successfully.
The Yorkshire giants reportedly turned to Koch after failing in their attempts to re-sign Brighton centre-back Ben White, but they are closing in on a highly-rated Bundesliga star instead.
Koch is a warrior centre-back that was a key player last season for Freiburg and he made 34 appearances across all competitions, as his side finished eighth in the Bundesliga.
The colossus defender has managed to force his way into the international set up with Germany due to his no-nonsense approach at the back, but also he’s composed on the ball and that should suit the style of Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa.
With the Premier League season fast approaching, it’s so crucial for the Whites to get a new faces in quickly to try get them integrated to the squad and Koch on a £13million deal looks a potential bargain.