Leeds United have already made an offer for Stuttgart left-back Borna Sosa, claims Croatian football agent Franjo Vranjkovic.
The Lowdown: Whites on the hunt for a new left-back
Well-known Leeds reporter Phil Hay is adamant (via HITC) the Whites will be in the market for a new left-back in the summer window.
Barry Douglas and Ezgjan Alioski are out of contract in the summer, and should the pair both leave, Marcelo Bielsa would be left with versatile star Stuart Dallas and youngster Leif Davis as options in that department.
Stade Brest’s Romain Perraud has been a left-back linked with an Elland Road switch this summer, but it seems as if the Whites are also looking seriously at Sosa.
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Croatian outlet sportske Novosti ran a story on Tuesday in which they spoke to Vranjkovic about his compatriot Sosa.
Vranjkovic, who is the owner of the First Eleven agency, boasting Premier League clients like Wilfred Ndidi and Issa Diop, revealed that Sosa actually has an offer from the Whites already, who he feels could cost them around £17.2m.
“The most important thing for him is to make a transfer to England because he has an offer from Leeds United, where the first or second choice is at left back, and some other clubs from the Premier League are also interested. Only the English can pay as much as Stuttgart is asking because I estimate that it will be about €20m (£17.2m).”
The Verdict: Bielsa’s kind of player?
We’ve seen first-hand in the Premier League this season that Bielsa loves his full-backs to get forward, and Sosa has shown his attacking prowess in the German top-flight during the current campaign.
Sosa, who has played mainly as a left-midfielder this season in the Bundesliga has registered an impressive nine assists – the same amount as Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Bayern Munich’s Leroy Sane.
His main position is a left-back, so he’s shown his versatility during the current campaign by thriving further forward, an attribute that could well appeal to Bielsa ahead of the 2021/22 season – we’ve seen how versatile players like Dallas have thrived under the Argentine.
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