Paratici eyeing “horrible to observe” £13m dud

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a shock transfer for Robin Koch forward of the summer time switch window…

What is the newest on Robin Koch to Tottenham?

That is based on Football Insider, who report that Spurs are retaining tabs on the Leeds United defender and have shortlisted the 26-year-old titan as they search for defensive reinforcements.

The north London outfit imagine they might snag Koch on a cut price deal, ought to the Yorkshire facet undergo relegation to the Championship on the finish of the present marketing campaign.

It is thought that the Germany worldwide is amongst a number of key gamers set to stop Elland Street if they’re relegated. By then, Koch, valued at round £16m by Transfermarkt, may have just one yr left to run on his £40k-per-week deal.

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Leeds reportedly beat Spurs to the signing of Koch in the summertime of 2020.

Is Koch a superb signing for Tottenham?

This could be a reasonably baffling transfer for sporting director Fabio Paratici to make this summer time and whereas Spurs’ defensive issues are apparent, Koch is hardly the reply.

Maybe surprisingly, Antonio Conte’s facet are appalling on the again.

The Lilywhites have conceded extra objectives than every other group inside the highest 12 within the Premier League, have been knocked out of the FA Cup by decrease league opposition but once more and could not get previous a struggling AC Milan outfit within the Champions League knockout phases.

Cristian Romero’s dangerous and erratic nature has triggered extra hurt than good since his return from Argentina’s triumph on the World Cup, while the opposite two spots within the Italian’s again three have been contested by woefully inconsistent stars like Eric Dier, Ben Davies, Clement Lenglet and Davinson Sanchez.

Tottenham Hotspur's Davinson Sanchez celebrates scoring their second goal with Eric Dier, Harry Kane and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Koch, an everyday starter for back-to-back relegation candidates Leeds, is hardly going to be an improve on any of the aforementioned gamers.

As soon as lambasted for his “horrible to watch” defending by reporter Beren Cross and dubbed “poor” by Jermaine Beckford, the German is a part of a backline that has leaked extra objectives than Tottenham’s defensive unit, while three of Javi Gracia’s centre-backs have averaged a greater WhoScored ranking than him too.

It signifies that Conte – or his possible predecessor as his future on the membership all however confirmed to be over – might be left with one other disappointing choice within the £13m dud – and one that’s nonetheless going to depart a crippling defensive void in N17.