Report: Tottenham target Robin Koch to cost £12m

coach Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham Hotspur  during the   Training session and Press Conference Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruijff Arena on May 7, 2019 in Amsterdam Netherlands

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly considering Robin Koch as a potential replacement for Toby Alderweireld.

Robin Koch of Sport-Club Freiburg looks on during the Bundesliga match between Sport-Club Freiburg and VfL Wolfsburg at Schwarzwald-Stadion on February 9, 2019 in Freiburg im Breisgau,...

Tottenham will have to pay £12 million if they hope to sign Robin Koch, according to the Daily Mail, as Mauricio Pochettino considers potential replacements for Toby Alderweireld.

The Mail reports that Alderweireld will be available for just £25 million this summer after Spurs activated a release clause by extending his contract by a further year. 

 

The report suggests that the Belgian is looking set to leave Tottenham at the end of the season, with Manchester United one of the teams to consider a move for the former Southampton loanee.

And Spurs appear to be preparing for his departure. The Mail reports that Freiburg youngster Koch is on Pochettino's radar, and he could be available for just £12 million.

Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham blocks the shot of Frenkie de Jong of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan...

Koch has played 23 times in the Bundesliga this season, scoring once. But despite Pochettino eyeing him as a long-term replacement for Alderweireld, he has actually made most of his appearances this term in holding midfield.

The 22-year-old is very versatile. He has also played in both full-back roles during his short career, and has been deployed in a slightly more advanced role on the right of midfield on a handful of occasions. But Pochettino must see his future at the heart of the defence if he is weighing up whether to make him one of the players to fill the void that Alderweireld looks set to leave this summer.

coach Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham Hotspur  during the   Training session and Press Conference Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruijff Arena on May 7, 2019 in Amsterdam Netherlands

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