The defensive department of the Bayer squad needs quality additions this winter.
As per British and German media, Bayer Leverkusen are keen to land Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac.
The 27-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international joined Arsenal from Schalke on a free transfer in August 2018. His contract expires in the summer of 2022.
In 111 appearances for Arsenal, Kolasinac has managed to score 5 goals, and create 15 goals for his teammates.
The 27-year-old is considered to be one of the best left-backs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kolasinac has earned 34 senior caps for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.
The 27-year-old is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Arsenal this winter and the list of suitors in the Bosnia and Herzegovina international continues to grow.
Bayer are looking to sign a left-back and have identified the 27-year-old as potential transfer target.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Peter Bosz wants to target in the winter transfer window.
Bayer Leverkusen are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
Sead Kolasinac can play multiple positions in defense and midfield. His arrival would give Bayer Leverkusen some much needed tactical flexibility.
According to the report, “The left-back had been linked with a return to former club Schalke over the summer, but in the end remained an Arsenal player when the market shut on October 5. However, BILD says Bayer Leverkusen are now seeking to bring Kolasinac back to Germany in January. Contracted to Arsenal until 2022, it’s understood Kolasinac is eager to leave London and would welcome a move to Bayer. Roma and Napoli are also monitoring developments.”
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A club with Bayer’s resources should be able to afford him easily. It is claimed that Arsenal are open to letting Sead Kolasinac go.
Good signing for Bayer Leverkusen?
If Sead Kolasinac is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Bayer Leverkusen.
A move away from Arsenal will not be only the best move for Kolasinac, but also for the club.
Signing the left-back could be a good decision as he could improve Bosz’s defensive options.
All in all, Sead Kolasinac will be an ideal choice for Peter Bosz as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his defenders.
The ball is in Bayer’s court and they need to take a decision on signing Sead Kolasinac.
It will be interesting to see if Bayer are willing to pay the asking price for Kolasinac.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.