Leeds United player claims ‘initial talks’ over new contract underway amid Newcastle interest

Leeds United defender Robin Koch has admitted initial contract talks are ongoing despite Newcastle United’s interest.

Summer transfer rumors may be a little early, but clubs across the country are planning moves.

A surprising rumor emerged last week that Newcastle were allegedly keen to sign Leeds defender Robin Koch.

report from sport 1 Suggesting that Koch is considering his future at Newcastle has shown keen interest.

Jamaal Lascelles is widely expected to leave Newcastle this summer and Koch could be considered as a replacement.

Newcastle’s interest in Koch appears to date back to his Freiburg days Record There were reports in 2020 that the Magpies wanted him.

Koch eventually switched to Leeds, but Newcastle could push for an eventual signing of the German at the end of the season.

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Robin Koch admits to Leeds United contract talks

Koch has now spoken to Spox With Germany over, the topic of his future naturally arose.

The centre-back is out of contract in 2024, meaning he is now entering the final 18 months of his contract at Elland Road.

Koch admitted that Leeds and his agent had held preliminary talks over a new deal.

However, Koch does not want to consider a new deal right now, arguing that it could be a distraction.

Koch wants to focus on Leeds United for now as the Whites try to avoid relegation and stay in the Premier League.

As a result, Koch has delayed a decision on a new contract until the summer, leaving Leeds with some concern about his long-term future.

“During the season, I want to have as few distractions as possible about future plans,” Koch said. “The club and my advisors are currently in preliminary negotiations. At the end of the season and during the summer break, I will take care of this. Right now I am 100% focused on our game and our goals,” he added.

Leeds will face a difficult decision if Koch does not commit to a new deal in the first few weeks of the transfer window.

Do they cash in when they can or hold out hope to convince Koch to hand over his future to white men?

Newcastle will be watching closely and may be looking to pounce on Leeds this summer after Koch delayed a contract decision.

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