By Saikat Mandal

29th Dec, 2022 | 8:52am

Leeds United set to finalise new Robin Koch contract - Phil Hay

Leeds United are set to finalize the contract extension of centre-back Robin Koch, as reported by Phil Hay.

The Whites have already secured contract extensions for Pascal Struijk and Diego Llorente, and a new deal for Koch is in the pipeline.

The German defender has been regular under Jesse Marsch and he has made 15 starts in the Premier League this season.

“Pascal Struijk agreed new terms last week, Diego Llorente followed suit a few days later and an extension for Robin Koch is in the pipeline, waiting to be formalised,” wrote Hay for The Atheltic.

“It gives the club the services of Struijk until 2027, Llorente until 2026 and Liam Cooper until 2024, with Koch likely to sign up next.”

Continuity

It appears that Marsch wants to keep the fabric of the side intact and that he doesn’t want to make too many changes at the back. 

Llorente and Struijk have both signed long-term deals at the club, and Koch is likely to do the same. 

The Whites have been linked with a move for Max Wober at RB Salzburg, and Marsch possibly sees him as a long-term replacement for skipper Liam Cooper. 

Koch struggled with fitness when he first arrived in 2020, signed by Marcelo Bielsa. 

In three seasons at the club, he has made just 53 appearances. In the previous two seasons, he struggled to make even 25 appearances in all competitions, mainly due to injuries. 

This season, he has been regular under Marsch, but it has to be said that he needs to improve. He wasn’t picked for the World Cup squad, and his overall performance so far hasn’t been great either. 

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