Leeds United are closing in on Freiburg defender Robin Koch.

The German international has arrived in West Yorkshire and is set to complete his medical over the weekend near Elland Road.

Koch shared a picture of himself boarding a plane on Saturday morning, and that sent Leeds fans into overdrive, especially after sealing the record-breaking deal for Rodrigo.

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With the COVID-19 pandemic changing everything surrounding transfers, could the 24-year-old be affected?

The Yorkshire Evening Post have reported that Koch will not need to quarantine upon his arrival into the United Kingdom.

Germany is classed as a “corridor country” which means Koch can get straight into the action at Thorp Arch once his move is confirmed.

Koch is set to complete his switch and then rejoin the German national squad for their Nation League games with Spain and Switzerland.

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It could be very different for Rodrigo though.

Anyone arriving from Spain should still quarantine for 14 days, although Leeds are trying to get around those rulings.

International players are exempt from quarantine rulings as it stands, and the Whites could use this to their advantage with Rodrigo jetting off with Spain next week.

In the same report, it is suggested that the 29-year-old’s involvement with his country is likely to work in Leeds’ favour in regards to self-isolation.

This could mean that both Koch and Rodrigo can get straight into training and could both feature against Liverpool on the opening day in two weeks time – bring it on.

In other Leeds United news, Whites considering move for Premier League goalkeeper with senior exit on the cards

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