Earlier on Friday, we covered a story from Germany claiming Leeds United, Newcastle United and another unnamed Premier League club were after SC Freiburg’s Robin Koch.
This came from Kicker, and there was a suggestion the centre-back’s transfer could be imminent.
Well, fast forward to this afternoon and Bild are claiming the player has made his choice, and he’ll be moving to Elland Road.
They write he ‘decided about his future’ and ‘is supposed to join the promoted Leeds United in England’.
By doing so, he will become ‘one of the highest paid German central defenders’.
In addition to this, ‘legendary coach Marcelo Bielsa is said to have been a main reason for the move to Leeds’.
As for the numbers, it’s stated Koch will sign a deal at Elland Road until 2024 and the transfer fee is said to be ‘around €14.5m’, with the player expected to ‘get on the plane’ Saturday to ‘sign his contract there’.
That’s all there is for now, but if there’s anything else that comes out in the near future, we’ll make sure to let you know.