Real Madrid Transfers: 3 affordable fullbacks to target this summer

Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
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Stuttgart, Borna Sosa
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Stuttgart LB Borna Sosa

Borna Sosa is the most attacking player on this list, since Stuttgart utilize wing backs. But what’s interesting about Real Madrid is they’ve used a back three with wing backs a couple of times this season, slotting Ferland Mendy as the left-sided center back – to great effect, I might add – in a 2-0 win over Getafe.

The Croatian international has been a huge reason for Stuttgart’s success in their return to the Bundesliga. A wisely-rebuilt squad with players like Silas Wamangituka and Sosa at the heart of it, Stuttgart are currently in the top half of the table and ahead of former Real Madrid opponent Borussia Monchengladbach on goal differential.

Sosa has eight assists this season for the Baden-Wurttemberg side, and he averages two key passes per game and one dribble completed per game. The 23-year-old has chipped in 1.2 interceptions per game and is dribbled past 0.6 times per match. That’s not Mendy territory, but it’s decent for a player who spends so much of his focus on attacking.

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While Sosa should be a coveted player on the transfer market by anyone in need of attacking juice at the fullback position, Real Madrid should monitor him. They won’t have much money to sign a backup left back, but Sosa may still be undervalued. Transfermarkt only has him at six million euros, so Los Blancos should watch him ahead of more expensive left back options.