Stuttgart are ready to sell Leeds United-linked left-back Borna Sosa this summer for £20m, according to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs.
Write via sound personal Twitter account On Monday July 18, Jacobs indicated there was a lot of interest in the 24-year-old Croatia international, with Manchester City and Bayern Munich currently keen.
It is understood that Leeds have also eyed the former Dinamo Zagreb ace but have previously decided against attempting to sign him.
Jacobs is a big fan of Sosa, saying: “Sosa has struggled with injuries but he’s a dynamic left-back or winger who is full of assists, including one that sent Croatia to the World Cup.
“Has great delivery and is confident in tight spaces. Strong acceleration over short distances.
Go and get it
Leeds desperately need a new left-back now.
Junior Firpo is expected to be injured until September while Stuart Dallas is missing at least after the end of the World Cup in winter.
Leif Davis is the only left-back with senior experience at Elland Road, but my word, if we rely on him, we’ll be in big trouble.
Leeds needed a new left-back before Firpo got injured, but this latest setback amplifies that need even more.
Sosa seems to fit just fine too.
He is a Croatian international who is the age at which Victor Orta likes to recruit players.
Last season he featured 30 times in all competitions for Stuttgart, scoring two goals for them and providing nine assists.
As Jacobs says, he’s a left-back who’s brilliant when he comes forward, which means he would have suited Marcelo Bielsa’s system so well at Elland Road.
It remains to be seen how Jesse Marsch will prepare the team to play next season.
But having a quality left-back is a must for Leeds and if it costs them £20m for Sosa, we wouldn’t be mad.
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