Newcastle have been linked with an interest in Stuttgart left-back Borna Sosa. Sport Witness has cited a report from Germany’s Bild that the 24-year-old has hit Eddie Howe’s wishlist.
Sosa is one of the Bundesliga’s best full-backs. The Croatian’s claim to fame is his prowess on set pieces and crossing ability as evidenced by his 31 assists in 96 appearances in Germany. He would perfectly balance the Toon attack opposite the eminent Kieran Trippier.
Newcastle are currently stocked at left-back with Dan Burn starring in the role during the magical run up the table. Last season’s star Matt Targett was signed permanently over the summer. Howes’s attacking option, Jamal Lewis, has featured sparingly.
Sosa is signed until 2025 though is reportedly keen to move on having been at Stuttgart since 2018 when he joined from Dinamo Zagreb for around £5m. He would command a much larger fee if Newcastle were to make a move next year.
Any interest in Sosa, who has 8 caps for Croatia and is in their World Cup squad, is likely for next summer. Eddie Howe has fashioned a close-knit group with Dan Burn and Matt Targett key factors in the cohesivity.
Serie A’s Atalanta and Inter Milan are also tracking the assist machine. Newcastle will have money to spend next summer and adding an attacking left-back could be on the agenda with Sosa a superb option.