Manager admits defender linked with Spurs could be sold this summer

Tottenham may have just received a boost in their rumoured interest in Robin Koch after Freiburg manager Christian Streich admitted that the club might have to sell the defender due to their financial situation.

Koch has been one of the most consistent defenders in the Bundesliga this term and his performances seem to have impressed the Lilywhites.

The North London outfit were linked with a move for the Freiburg stopper during the January transfer window (Record via Sport Witness), and have been backed to return for the German international’s services (O Jogo).

Spurs are said to be battling the likes of Benfica, Napoli, and RB Leipzig for the centre-back’s signature.

Record reported at the start of the month that Freiburg are ready to part ways with the 23-year-old for just £10.5million this summer.

Streich has now revealed that almost every player in the Bundesliga club’s squad including Koch is up for sale this summer due to the club’s dire financial situation.

Speaking to Sky Sports in Germany (as relayed by Fussball News), Streich said: “At the moment, I can’t say whether Robin will play for another club next year. No player is not for sale, we can’t afford (to say) that.

“We are a club which rely on transfer proceeds. The most important thing for us is that we are financially healthy.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Freiburg are hardly the only club who are going to be in this situation as several clubs in France, Germany, Holland and Portugal will be desperate to raise cash by selling some of their assets. Some great bargain deals can thus be done this transfer window if we are willing to be patient and I believe Daniel Levy will be rubbing his hands with glee, even though we might have a limited budget.

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