Quoted by Football Insider, Noel Whelan has suggested that Robin Koch could be the ideal back-up plan for a centre-half if Leeds United cannot keep Ben White at the club past the end of his loan deal.
White has been hugely impressive this season at Elland Road, after joining for the season from Brighton and Hove Albion, and there is now clear suggestion that he could well be playing elsewhere other than in Yorkshire next season given the campaign he has had.
Certainly, United would like to keep him but, if they can’t, they will need to add in their central defensive area with a lack of depth currently posing an issue anyway.
For Whelan, then, Robin Koch would be an ideal signing if the permanent arrival of White could not be agreed upon.
“It would be a coup. We need defenders, there is no doubt about that.
“We do not know what is happening with the Ben White situation but it is better to have a backup plan and knowing where else to look so you can fill that void if Ben White does not sign for Leeds United.
“You need these players [like Koch] in reserve and need to have already held contract talks and agreed a fee so when it does happen you are ready to move straight away.”
There are plenty of ‘ifs’ going about ahead of the summer window at the moment and so, right now, it’s probably best to take a lot of transfer rumours with a pinch of salt.
Whelan reckons Koch would be a decent signing, though, and so, if you strip back other factors surrounding a potential deal, that is the raw thing that matters.
If a player is good enough, then he’d be a good signing – then the rest of the issues surrounding it have to sort themselves out.