West Ham United are allegedly eyeing up the possibility of signing Stuttgart left-back Borna Sosa in the summer.
That’s according to Total Football Analysis who claim that it is highly likely that the Hammers could target the 24-year-old as a future replacement for Aaron Cresswell.
Cresswell will be 33 before the end of this year whilst Arthur Masuaku is clearly not good enough to provide strong competition for the Liverpool-born ace.
So bringing a new, top-class left back to the London Stadium in the summer transfer window will be of paramount importance for David Moyes.
West Ham need to sign a striker, a centre-back and a central midfielder desperately as well. So this summer will be a very busy one for Moyes and the Hammers.
West Ham eyeing up Borna Sosa deal
Total Football Analysis reckon that it is highly likely that the Hammers will swoop in for the 24-year-old Stuttgart left-back this summer.
We think that the five-capped Croatia international would be an exceptional addition for West Ham.
Sosa is valued at around £25 million by Stuttgart according to Sky Germany.
Chelsea were allegedly very keen to sign him before their recent troubles (Football London). And should a takeover happen at Stamford Bridge, they will most probably still be eyeing up a move for Sosa.
The Croatia international is a top-class left-back and can also operate as a left wing-back. He is incredibly quick. In fact, he recently told the Bundesliga’s official website that he has been the fastest player in every single team he has ever played for:
“As far as I can remember, my strengths have always been my speed and a good left foot. Not just crosses but in general. Passing, shooting, free kicks, corners, et cetera. Regardless of which team I played in, I was the fastest in testing. This is also the case here in Stuttgart. So I would single out these things as my strengths.”
In 22 Bundesliga outings this season, Sosa has bagged one goal and seven assists. During those appearances, the 24-year-old has averaged 0.8 tackles, 0.8 interceptions and 1.8 clearances per game (Who Scored).
He possesses a wicked delivery as well.
The Stuttgart ace has bags of energy and is just as much of a weapon in the final third as he is defensively.
Sosa would be a big upgrade on Aaron Cresswell and should be able to help take us to another level entirely.
West Ham signing the Croatian for £25 million this summer would be very good business in our view.