Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa must look to sign Germany’s EURO 2020 star Robin Gosens amid Noel Whelan’s transfer claim.
The Atalanta wing-back has been a shining light for Germany thus far in the tournament, and had an outstanding game in the 4-2 win over Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, having a hand in three goals for his side – that display prompted Whelan to urge the Whites to go after him.
He said: “Leeds always need to be looking. Gosens was exceptional against Portugal and he loves to attack and get into the opposition box. Now we know that is a quality Marcelo Bielsa desires from his full-backs because we have seen it from Dallas, Ayling and Alioski.
“Gosens is strong, powerful, good on the ball and has great energy. For me, he ticks all of the boxes for Leeds. Any club would be a fool not to keep tabs on him, especially if you are in the market for a left-back. He shone the other night and I would be disappointed and surprised if Leeds weren’t tracking him.”
Able to play on either flank, and even further forward too, Gosens is the definition of being the perfect player for Bielsa, with his energy, desire and versatile.
This is something that former Lazio defender Roberto Cravero has mentioned, claiming Gosens had been “better” than Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold during the 2019/20 campaign, he told DAZN (via ForzaItalianFootball): “He is proving to be more decisive than Alexander-Arnold. If we are analysing the season of the Atalanta wing-back, he has collected these numbers without taking free-kicks and corners. Then, clearly, the Englishman is better in overall value, but this season Gosens is doing better.”
And, after a starring performance at EURO 2020 against Portugal, ESPN commentator and studio analyst, Matteo Bonetti, said: “Find me another wingback anywhere in the world who has scored 20 league goals in the last two seasons. Robin Gosens is a WEAPON.”
The Germany coach, Joachim Loew, added after the game: “He’s really clear in his head. He’s like how he plays on the pitch: very strict, direct, puts in a lot of commitment. That’s the way he fights. These are things that are important to him.”
With his ability to be a real threat going forward, and the way his attitude and work-rate is completely spot on, Gosens is a move that Leeds must absolutely look to make.