Bundesliga outfit Freiburg will allegedly demand at least £19million for Germany U21 international Koch, who is linked with Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur have turned their attention to Freiburg’s Robin Koch as they look to reinforce their defence in the off-season, according to Bild.

Spurs are at risk of losing Toby Alderweireld this summer thanks to a £25 million release-clause in the Belgian’s contract while Jan Vertonghen’s long-term future is also shrouded in uncertainty. Both players are due to become free agents in the summer of 2020 as it stands.

As a result, the Champions League finalists have been linked with a whole host of defensive prospects from all over Europe. There is a new name in the frame, though, with Bild claiming that Koch has admirers in North London.

The German U21 international has been playing Bundesliga football for Freiburg since his 2017 move from Kaiserslautern. And Koch has been a key player for Christian Streich’s side over the last two seasons, offering strength at the back and a real aerial threat from set-pieces.

Bild claims that La Liga outfit Valencia are also keen while Freiburg are expected to demand more than the £19 million Leicester City paid for Caglar Soyuncu a year ago.

“Robin is a warrior,” the affable Streich told Fussball News in 2018, highlighting the defender’s commanding style and willingness to play through the pain.

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