Barcelona, Tottenham and Chelsea in race to sign Bundesliga defender – German sources
Barcelona’s recent transfer windows have seen the club linked with a standard set of names to bolster the left-back position.
Nicolas Tagliafico, Jose Luis Gaya and Alejandro Grimaldo have been on the Catalans’ wishlist for several months now and the club were expected to push for one of them in June.
However, Joan Laporta surprised everyone by jumping into the running for young Borna Sosa. According to reports from the reliable Christian Falk (h/t iMiaSanMia)Barcelona are in the hunt for the 24-year-old who is expected to leave Stuttgart this summer.
Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are also said to be among the clubs monitoring Sosa.
In 28 league starts in 2021/22, the left-back has scored one goal and provided eight assists. He averaged 2.2 key passes per game and created nine big chances.
Sosa has not only been solid at left-back this season but has also shown he has the versatility to play as a winger if needed. While his defensive numbers are impressive, it’s his ability in the final third that makes him the prospect he is.
He has a contract with the German side until 2025, but his club are ready to sell him if the right offer arises.
It won’t be easy for Barcelona to secure the signature of such a sought-after player given his economic situation. However, there’s no denying that Sosa would be the ideal and natural replacement for Jordi Alba in the long run.