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VfB Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa flattered by interest from Bayern Munich

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Being linked with Bayern Munich is something Borna Sosa regarded very highly.

FBL-GER-BUNDESLIGA-STUTTGART-BAYERN MUNICH Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

It was reported last week that VfB Stuttgart’s defender Borna Sosa was on Bayern Munich’s shortlist as a potential transfer target for this summer’s upcoming window. Of course, since then, it has been rumored that Bayern Munich has agreed to sign Omar Richards from English Championship side Reading FC on a free transfer this summer.

Richards also plays left-back, or left wing-back, just like Sosa. Hertha Berlin starlet Luca Netz is also being monitored by Bayern, but with the signing of Richards and Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig, it’s not likely that Bayern will need to sign another defender.

In the most recent edition of Sport Bild (via FCBInside.de), Sosa revealed that it was an “honor” for him to be linked with a club like Bayern. The prior week’s edition of Sport Bild had initially reported on the rumor that Bayern was monitoring the Croatian defender.

“I received a lot of calls and messages; in my home country Croatia it was immediately the big news. But that didn’t stress me, on the contrary: it gave me additional motivation. It confirms my path,” Sosa said.

Despite the link, Sosa is committed to the task-at-hand under Pellegrino Matarazzo at Stuttgart, who currently occupy the 10th spot in the Bundesliga table. Sosa’s contract with the Swabians runs through 2025 and he’s ready to fulfill that.

“It’s an honor to be associated with a club like FC Bayern. When I first heard about it, I thought: ‘Wow, Bavaria!’ This is a big thing. But I’m a VfB Stuttgart player, with a contract until 2025, and I feel very, very comfortable here. I want to repay the club’s trust in me in every game,” Sosa explained.

Sosa also arrived at Stuttgart in the summer of 2018 from Dinamo Zagreb, when former Bayern striker Mario Gomez was still playing for them. Based off of his time playing alongside Sosa, Gomez said he felt that the defender had the qualities to play for Bayern, especially with his quality of service into the opposition’s box. Sosa revealed what Gomez had said: “When I came to Stuttgart, Mario said to me that he hadn’t been served these kinds of crosses since his time at Bayern Munich.”

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