West Ham could move their attention to Croatian left-back Borna Sosa if they fail to secure other transfer targets, according to West Ham insider @ExWHUemployee.
It has been revealed by the reliable Hammers insider that the Hammers will make a bid for the 24-year-old defender if they fail to sign David Raum or Filip Kostic.
The club has been linked with a move for the pair over the past month. Raum and Kostic, who play for Hoffenheim and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively, are both coming off excellent seasons in the Bundesliga.
However, as they attract more interest, the likelihood of signing either of them decreases, which means Sosa could be a potential alternative.
Speaking on The West Ham Way podcast, Ex said: “The final option there is Borna Sosa, the Croatia international who plays in the Bundesliga for Stuttgart.
“I believe that Raum is the priority, followed by Kostic then by Sosa.”
David Moyes has been on the hunt for a left-back to add more strength to his defence this summer. Aaron Cresswell is approaching 33 and is reaching the latter stages of his career, whilst Arthur Masuaku has lacked consistency over the past couple years.
Sosa would be a strong signing for the Hammers, after performing brilliantly for Stuttgart last season. He registered eight assists, as well as making an average of 2.2 key passes, 2.5 crosses and completing 1.3 dribbles per game.
However, it is important to keep pursuing the other two left-back alternatives as well, and West Ham supporters could be in for an exciting campaign if the club can pull off one of the three before the September 1st transfer window deadline.