Wolves target Robin Koch’s value has reportedly doubled in just half a season after a successful start with Freiburg, according to reports.
The German side are currently flirting with the Europa League spots in the Bundesliga and at the halfway stage they are just four points short of Borussia Dortmund who occupies the final Champions League space in the league.
Wolves aren’t the only team attempting to sign the defender, though, with The Sun stating in November that Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City have now joined Wanderers in trying to bring him to the Premier League.
So far this campaign, the 23-year-old has played every minute of this campaign, something that only Christian Gunter has also been able to achieve.
Should we try and sign Koch?
The centre back seems to have an array of abilities. Out of the whole team, no one has won more aerials than him – 3.7 per game – and his other defensive stats aren’t bad either: 3.6 clearances, 1.2 tackles and 1.4 interceptions per game all make pretty reading, as per stats from WhoScored.
With the ball, he is clearly some talent as well, which might explain why Premier League sides are knocking at the door. Out of the whole squad, no one who has played more than five games has a better passing percentage rate than he does at 85, and he also averages the third-highest amount of passes per game with 47.4, as well as the third-highest amount of long balls per game – 4.8.
In attack, despite not scoring a goal or assist, he averages 0.9 shots per game, so it’s clear that he is a threat in the air even if he has not been able to score thus far.
With centre-backs being a position that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side really needs to add to – even with Willy Boly returning – the club shouldn’t be put off by his £15m price tag, as if they wait another half a season, it could be going up again.