Eintracht Frankfurt Secure Leeds United’s Defender Robin Koch On A Loan Deal


    Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt have successfully sealed a loan deal for Leeds United’s defender Robin Koch.

    Robin Koch has prompted the anticipated departure from Leeds United after their relegation from the Premier League tournament.

    Robin Koch

    The 26-year-old German International defender will play for Eintracht Frankfurt on loan for the 2023/24 season.

    According to reports, Leeds will receive a loan fee from Frankfurt, and the German club has also agreed to cover the player’s salary, which will remove the burden of his wages from Leeds.

    The German defender spent a total of three seasons at Elland Road and made a notable 77 appearances during that time.

    Koch expressed his delight to all the Leeds United fans while reflecting on the three incredible and thrilling years he spent with the club.

    He said: “Playing for Leeds United and performing in front of our unforgettable fans has been an incredible honor and pleasure for me over the past three seasons.”

    “Defending these colors, celebrating victories with you, and even leading the team onto the pitch as captain have been truly special experiences.”

    “The moments I have shared with you, particularly at Elland Road, have played a significant role in shaping the person I am today. From the exhilarating victories to the painful defeats, each experience has left a lasting impact on me.”

    Robin Koch also reflected on the experience he had gathered while playing for Leeds, depicting it as ‘indescribable’

    He appreciated the club for the opportunity to wear their jersey as a defender, saying “Leeds United will forever capture my heart.”

    Robin Koch added: “I have had the pleasure of meeting numerous exceptional individuals during my time here, and I am immensely grateful to all of them.”

    “To all the individuals in positions of authority at the club, the dedicated staff members, my esteemed coaches, my fellow teammates, and last but not least, all of you passionate fans!

    “I sincerely wish the club, the city, and all of you nothing but the best. I hope that you will remember me fondly. I will certainly do that.”

    “Thank you for all your help and support thus far! Yours sincerely, Robin.”

    Koch is the second player from Leeds to leave during the transfer window after Tyler Roberts has already secured a move to Championship rivals Birmingham City.

    Diego Llorente and Rasmus Kristensen are reportedly on the verge of leaving the club, as they have caught the attention of Europa League finalists Roma.

    Who is Robin Koch?

    Robin Koch is a German professional footballer who plays as a defender for Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt on loan from Leeds United and the German national team.

    Robin Koch’s professional career

    Koch made his first-team debut for 1. FC Kaiserslautern after he graduated from the club’s youth system and also played in Bundesliga with SC Freiburg.

    He has previously played for Eintracht Trier II, Eintracht Trier, 1. FC Kaiserslautern II, 1. FC Kaiserslautern and SC Freiburg.

    Robin Koch
    Robin Koch

    He was included in the Germany U21 team before joining the first team in November 2019.

    In August 2020, he signed for Leeds United ahead of their Premier League return, and in 2021, represented Germany at UEFA Euro 2020.

    His style of play

    Koch plays mainly as a centre-back, but can also play as a defensive midfielder or as a central midfielder.

    He is described as a ball playing center back and his style of play has been compared to that of Javi Martínez.


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