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Irrespective of whether Köhn gets a chance to raise his profile internationally, Florian Plettenberg of Sky Germany reports that his profile remains rather high in the German football. Bayer 04 Leverkusen are said to be interested in bringing the German-born net-minder, who trained at the academies of MSV Duisburg, FC Schalke 04, and VfB Stuttgart.
Köhn is reported to want very much to return to German football. He did eventually earn a professional contract with RB Leipzig, yet was sent to Salzburg before he could make an appearance for the German Red Bulls. Köhn is a native Westphalian who once represented Germany at youth level before switching allegiances to his mother's country.
The keeper's estimated market value - currently at €4 million in the latest transfermarkt listings - has been on the rise recently. Leverkusen may be concerned about the long term viability of captain Lukas Hradecky after the 32-year-old went through a pronounced form dip earlier this season. The supposed Bayer keeper of the future - Lennart Grill - recently had a disastrous outing for loan club Union Berlin.
News #Köhn: Salzburgs No. 1 wants to play in the Bundesliga. Transfer in summer 2023 possible. Leverkusen interested. Other clubs too but nothing concrete. Top season so far. Contract until 2025. Possible price tag around €10m. World Cup participant. @Sky_Marlon89 @SkySportDE🇨🇭 pic.twitter.com/sbYoabfXiC— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) November 15, 2022