Robin Koch close to signing new Leeds United contract - Mo Ibrahim
Robin Koch is close to signing a new contract extension with Leeds United to stay at Elland Road, according to journalist Mo Ibrahim.
Koch has become an established member of the starting lineup this season and has made 70 appearances for the club since joining back in 2020 from Freiburg.
But despite some rumours that Koch could leave in order to get more recognition at international level, he is now close to signing a new contract that would extend his time at the club.
“Excl. Robin Koch is close to extending his contract at Leeds United,” Ibrahim wrote on his personal Twitter account (14 April).
“Robin Koch’s agent does not want to include a relegation clause into the contract of Koch at the moment so survival will be key for Koch to extend.”
This is absolutely fantastic news for Leeds fans, as Koch has really proven himself to be an excellent defender this season.
Slotting into central defence alongside Diego Llorente, Liam Cooper, Pascal Struijk or more recently Max Wober, he has looked more than comfortable against all opposition and largely been very reliable.
His current contract is set to expire in 2024, so any new deal is likely to add several years to it and at 26-years-old he is now going to be tied to Elland Road for the prime years of his career.
Relegation could potentially still see him leave the club, but the likelihood is that we would look to cash in in that instance anyway because of his wages and the fact there would be interest.
More importantly however is the fact that the player is committed to the cause and with him, Wober and Struijk all signed down on long-term deals the centre of the defence is sorted for years to come.