Tottenham Hotspur is reportedly in discussions with Stuttgart defender Borna Sosa over a potential move this summer. According to Christian Falk, Sosa hired new agents to secure a move, and Tottenham is the club he is in talks with. The talented Croatian defender turned 25 two months ago and will have two years left on his contract this summer.
Tottenham will be looking to strengthen their team in several areas this summer. Antonio Conte is expected to leave the club, and his successor will likely want to bring in their players to stamp their mark on the team. Currently, Ivan Perisic and Ryan Sessegnon are Tottenham’s left-wing-backs, but neither player is naturally a wing-back, especially not Sessegnon.
Therefore, Tottenham is looking to sign a new player in that position, and Sosa appears to be the player they have started talks with. Falk wrote for CaughtOffside on Substack, “Before, we’ve heard about concrete interest from Tottenham in Borna Sosa. This winter, Leverkusen tried to get him. Sosa also wanted to leave in the past. He’s got new management, and they’re in talks with Tottenham; Spurs are keen. He wouldn’t be too expensive for an English club, so I think this deal could happen this summer.”
Sosa has caught the eye of Tottenham’s former rival’s recruitment head Sven Mislintat. Mislintat, who previously worked at Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund, has a reputation for discovering exceptional talent. He helped Dortmund find players such as Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during his time there.
Mislintat believes that Sosa has the same qualities as David Beckham, the former Manchester United and England legend. “Borna’s said himself that David Beckham is his role model, and I think he has the same qualities,” he said. “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.”
In conclusion, Tottenham is reportedly in talks with Borna Sosa over a summer move to strengthen their left-wing-back position. Tottenham will likely be busy in the summer transfer window, with a new manager set to take over from Antonio Conte, who is expected to leave the club. Mislintat’s endorsement of Sosa’s qualities is a positive sign for Tottenham, and it remains to be seen if they will secure his services.