Report: Spurs face ‘intense’ transfer battle for defender – Could cost just £11m

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Tottenham have a major battle on their hands if they wish to land Freiburg defender, Robin Koch, according to the latest reports from Portugal.

The defender is having an impressive season at Freiburg and it appears his performances in the Bundesliga aren’t going unnoticed.

Record (via Sport Witness) reported back in January that Spurs were following the German international’s progress closely.

Area Napoli claimed last month that clubs from England, Italy and Spain were tracking the 23-year-old this summer, for whom Freiburg were said to be demanding around €20 million.

The defender has already hinted that he is ready to leave Freiburg at the end of the season (SportBILD).

Portuguese website Noticias Ao Minuto (as translated by TBR Football) have now claimed that Benfica are also keen on signing Koch this summer.

They suggest that the Liga NOS giants face an an ‘intense’ battle to bring the centre-back to the Estadio da Luz stadium this summer due to the substantial number of clubs interested in his services.

O Jogo have also claimed that Benfica believe a deal could be done for just £11m, with Spurs, Napoli, and RB Leipzig named as competitors.

Spurs Web Opinion

Of all the clubs who Koch has been linked with so far, one would think we would be near the top of his preferences. However, I don’t believe he is likely to be Jose Mourinho’s first choice when it comes to additions at centre half as the Spurs boss will likely prefer someone with experience who can slot into our backline and improve us straight away.

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