National coach Joachim Löw has one more candidate for the European Football Championship: Stuttgart’s left-back Borna Sosa has gone through the naturalization process and is now eligible to play for the German national team. “We can confirm that Borna Sosa has accepted German citizenship,” the VfB informed the SID on request with. Sky and the pictureNewspaper had initially reported about it.
The 23-year-old Croat has so far only played in the youth teams of his country of birth, including 19 times for the U21s. Therefore, Sosa can play for the DFB team in the future.
Sosa had played in the foreground this season with the newly promoted. After all, the strong offensive professional prepared ten goals for VfB in 23 Bundesliga games. Sosa, whose contract in Stuttgart runs until 2025, has also aroused the interest of larger clubs in Europe with his services. In 2018 he moved from Dinamo Zagreb to the Swabians.
Löw had recently experimented again and again on the left side of the defense. Robin Gosens from Bergamo or Marcel Halstenberg from RB Leipzig are considered candidates for this position. In two of the last three World Cup qualifying games, Dortmund’s Emre Can, who normally acts centrally, defended on the left.
The naturalization of Sosa was after Sky-Information only possible because his mother was born in Berlin and grew up there. Sosa’s grandpa also lived in the capital for a long time and ran a construction company there.