‘We need to get this done’ – Leeds fans react to ‘massive’ player news
A number of Leeds United supporters have been reacting to a contract update involving defender Robin Koch.
The Lowdown: Talks underway
Koch has made himself a regular at centre-back during the current Premier League campaign, turning out on 25 occasions in the top-flight and playing every minute under new manager Javi Gracia.
The defender’s current contract at Elland Road runs until 2024, however, the player himself has admitted that talks are underway over a new deal in Yorkshire. As relayed by The YEP, Koch said:
“During the season, I want to distract myself as little as possible with planning for the future.
“The first talks between the club and my advisor are currently underway. Towards the end of the season and during the summer break, I will deal with that. Now my focus is 100 per cent on our games and goals.”
The Latest: Fans react
YEP reporter Joe Donnohue shared the contract news regarding Koch on Twitter. His post received plenty of interaction, with a number of supporters hoping to see an agreement when it comes to new terms with Koch.
“We need to get this done.” – @ralph98bownas
“He is one of our better players. If we can keep hold of him after 2 relegation battles, that’s massive.” – @SamLocker1
“Been playing well this season. Wasn’t convinced but shows what staying fit and a run of games can do” – @WorsnopD
“I can totally get him not signing until safety is assured. Also his form has been a lot more solid since Wöber came into the side. Hopefully they can form a strong (Prem) base for next season.” – @aclr1972
“I hope he does. He’s been imperious this season.” – @whiterosedave
“Hes had a great season and if we stay up we should re-sign him. Defensively we have been much better this season….shame about the other end.” – @Jeffers0846
The Verdict: Fingers crossed
Koch has made more appearances this season than his previous two thanks to remaining injury free and has seemingly caught the eye as a result.
Newcastle United are thought to be showing an interest in the 26-year-old, so securing him to a new long-term deal would be good news. It may put the Magpies off moving for the defender, or at worst, would keep his valuation at its maximum, meaning that Leeds could receive an eye-catching fee if they were to sell.
Hopefully, a new deal can be signed over the coming months and Koch can help the club remain in the Premier League, although he is ‘convinced’ the Whites won’t drop down to the Championship despite their current position.