According to Sport1, Robin Koch would like to take the next step in his career this summer and leave Leeds United.
Koch has attracted interest from several Premier League clubs, including Newcastle United as well as unnamed Bundesliga clubs. A return to Germany interests the 26-year-old as he wants to move back into contention for the German national team with the European Championships being held in Germany next year.
The defender’s last call-up to the German national team was under Joachim Löw in 2021, and a return to Germany may bring him into focus for Hansi Flick.
Koch has played 25 times for Leeds this season and has operated as a central defender as well as a number six. The 26-year-old joined Leeds in 2020 from Freiburg for €13 million, his current contract expires in 2024.
His versatility may help him with a place in the national team as Germany lack a backup number six behind Joshua Kimmich.
GGFN | Jack Meenan