Stuttgart ready to sell Leeds United-linked left-back Borna Sosa amid £20m reveal
Stuttgart are willing to sell Leeds United-linked left-back Borna Sosa this summer for £20million, according to CBS journalist Ben Jacobs.
Writing via his personal Twitter account on Monday (18 July), Jacobs reported that there’s 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 watched the ex-Dinamo Zagreb ace but have previously decided against making a move to sign him.
Jacobs is a big fan of Sosa, saying: “Sosa has struggled with injuries but is a dynamic left-back or wingback who is full of assists, including one that sent Croatia to the World Cup.
“Has an excellent delivery and is confident in tight spaces. Strong acceleration over short distances.”
Go get him
Leeds are in desperate need of a new left-back now.
Junior Firpo is set to be out injured until September while Stuart Dallas is missing until at least after the World Cup finishes in the winter.
Leif Davis is the only out-and-out left-back with any senior experience at Elland Road but my word, if we’re going to be relying on him then we’re in big trouble.
Leeds needed a new left-back before Firpo got injured but this latest setback amplifies that need even more.
Sosa looks as though he’d be a perfect fit too.
He’s a Croatia international who’s at the age that Victor Orta likes to sign players at.
Last season, he played 30 times in all competitions for Stuttgart, scoring two goals for them and supplying nine assists in the process.
As Jacobs says, he’s a left-back who’s great when he gets 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 set the side up to play next season.
But having a quality left-back is a must for Leeds and if it costs them £20million for Sosa, we wouldn’t be angry.
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