Robin Koch has told German outlet Spox that he would love to become Leeds United captain in the future despite there being plenty of talk over the Germany defender’s future – with Koch in the last 18 months of his Elland Road deal.

Koch, 26, is enjoying his best season at Leeds since joining the club from Freiburg in the summer of 2020. Named in the starting XI in 25 of our 26 Premier League games, he has finally put his injuries behind him. He has been consistent.

But there are doubts over his future. German outlet Sport1 say that Newcastle and other Premier League clubs want to sign the defender. Koch says that talks over a new deal are underway – but a decision will only be made in the summer.

However, Koch was asked about potentially becoming captain of Leeds. He even captained the side in the 5-2 defeat to Brentford, with Luke Ayling, Rodrigo, Patrick Bamford and Liam Cooper missing. He says he would love to be captain.

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Why not? Yes. But even without a bandage, I want to be a leader in the team and also set a good example off the pitch,” Koch said, when asked by German outlet Spox if he sees himself becoming the captain of Leeds in the future.

Robin Koch would love to become Leeds United captain in the future

Koch is a leader, and if he is not already – he should be part of the leadership group. If the Whites are to secure the future of the German, then he is only going to grow in his role as one of the club’s biggest players. There are others.

Cooper remains club captain. But the signing of Max Wober has pushed him down the pecking order, with Cooper currently injured. Ayling remains a key player and currently wears the armband. Bamford and Rodrigo are next in line.

Tyler Adams is the current captain of the United States. Wober captained Salzburg. So, while Koch is a leader and one of many that has leadership qualities in the Leeds side, he is unlikely to be named our captain any time soon.

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