Newcastle United are reportedly in the hunt for Freiburg defender Robin Koch.

Record claim the Magpies are in talks with the Bundesliga outfit over the centre-half, who has entered into the final year of his contract.

Koch has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United, but it appears Newcastle might be leading the race judging by the latest reports.

Koch is little known to fans of English football, so here are five facts about the ace ahead of a potential move to the northeast.

German international

Koch made his senior international debut for Germany last October in a friendly match against Argentina and played a full 90 minutes.

He then earned his next cap a month later in a European qualifying match against Belarus.

Aerial presence

Koch stands at an intimidating 6ft 3in tall, making him bigger than all of Newcastle’s current central defenders bar Federico Fernandez who is the same same height, and is known for his prowess in the air.

The star won 3.6 aerial duels per 90 in 2019/20 according to WhoScored.