Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa could create a terrifying duo at Elland Road by signing Borna Sosa this summer.
According to Sosa’s agent, Franjo Vranjkovic, the Whites have submitted a bid to Stuttgart to sign the left-back in the summer transfer window, saying: “The most important thing for him is to make a transfer to England because he has an offer from Leeds United.”
With Jack Harrison the man Bielsa has relied upon on the left-flank, the Leeds boss could help his winger cause even more havoc by bringing Sosa to the club this summer.
The Croatian’s ability to deliver superb crosses into the box has been a real feature of his game, and something very much akin to former Manchester United and England star David Beckham – and that comparison has been echoed by Stuttgart’s own sporting director, Sven Mislintat.
He said: “Borna’s said himself that David Beckham is his role model, and I think he has the same qualities. He puts in crosses from every angle: sometimes chipped, sometimes drilled, sometimes flat, sometimes in behind, sometimes to the front post, other times to the back post. His left foot is a real weapon.”
You only have to look at Leeds’ last game in the Premier League against Spurs to see the kind of damage and chaos Harrison can cause when he’s got a flying full-back providing quality from behind him, with the 24-year-old linking up superbly with Gjanni Alioski for the Whites’ opening two goals.
As per Whoscored, Sosa averages a whopping 2.3 key passes and two crosses per game in the Bundesliga this season, which are both comfortably higher than any Leeds player has averaged – that’s not to mention the 23-year-old’s tally of ten assists also being higher than any Whites star too.
Harrison could dove-tail extremely well with a player of Sosa’s calibre, with both their pace and menacing deliveries causing nightmares for opposition defences up and down the country.
While Raphinha has been a sensation on the right-hand side, giving Harrison a partner in crime like Sosa could give Leeds an even more potent attack, and that’s the kind of duo the Leeds boss would surely love to create.