Report reveals why Arsenal’s move for Dortmund star could be bad new for Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

Borussia Dortmund are now ready to challenge Spurs for the signing of Freiburg defender, Robin Koch, according to reports in Germany.

Koch has been a rock at the back for Freiburg this season and his performances have seemingly won him several admirers across Europe.

Spurs were linked with a move for the centre-half during the January transfer window (Record via Sport Witness) and reports indicate that they could make an offer for him this summer (O Jogo).

Freiburg manager, Christian Streich, has admitted that the club may have to sell the 23-year-old this summer as they have taken a financial hit amidst the COVID-19 pandemic (Sky Sports in Germany via Fussball News).

Bild (as relayed by BuliNews) now reports that Borussia Dortmund have identified Koch as the man to replace Manuel Akanji, who is expected to join Tottenham’s North London rivals Arsenal.

The report reveals that Koch is available for around €10 million this summer and, although several clubs in Europe have expressed their interest in him, the German international wants to remain in the Bundesliga for now.

That would seemingly give Dortmund the edge over Spurs in the race for the defender.

Spurs Web Opinion

Dortmund rarely get a transfer wrong and if they are interested in signing Koch, you can bet that his value will likely double or triple over the next few years. At the rumoured €10 million price, the German would be an absolute bargain in comparison to the other central defenders we have been linked with.

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