Leeds fans discuss Euro 2020 left-footer after sparkling performance for his country
Robin Gosens was sensational for Germany over the weekend. Not only did he get his name on the score sheet for his country – his second goal in seven caps – but he also laid on two assists. Germany annihilated Portugal 4-2 and the the performance of Gosens has got Leeds fans talking on Twitter.
Gosens, 26, has emerged as Germany’s first choice left-back in recent months. That has been largely helped by Atalanta’s expansive style of football – a style that has seen them qualify for the Champions League, again. From left-back, Gosens has become one of the club’s best players.
Last term, Gosens had a hand in 20 goals for the Serie A outfit. Not only did he score a whopping 12 goals from the left side of the defence, but Gosens also clocked up eight assists. He is just game shy of completing 150 outings for Atalanta, in which he has produced an enormous 47 goal involvements.
He has carried that form into the European Championships this summer. While he failed to prevent France from beating Germany 1-0, he was excellent in Germany’s bounce back win over Portugal. He scored a brilliant header, getting on the of a cross from Joshua Kimmich – and got two assists.
Could Leeds really get Gosens?
Leeds, meanwhile, remain in the hunt for a left-back. The club have confirmed that an offer has been made to keep Gjanni Alioski – but even if the North Macedonia ace remains, a new left-back is needed. Gosens fits the category of a Marcelo Bielsa-like player.
He is versatile, he is attacking, he is hard-working and he is defensively mobile. Gosens can operate as a left-back, a left-wing back or even as a left winger. The German could also probably do a job on the left side of an attack if you wanted. But surely he is out of reach for Leeds?
There are multiple reasons for this. The first one is that he would probably want to remain at his current club over Leeds. Gian Piero Gasperini has just guided Atalanta into the Champions League once again, with a brilliant third-placed Serie A finish. They finished above Juventus on goal difference.
Secondly, if Gosens to leave Atalanta, his form on the European stage this summer is likely to attract Champions League attention – blowing Leeds out of the water. Sport1 claimed following his breathtaking display against Portugal that Barcelona have opened talks. He will cost £30million.
While a fee is affordable, given Leeds spent £27million on Rodrigo last summer, the competition and size of the clubs also interested will prove too tricky for Leeds – if they entered the race. Nevertheless, Leeds fans discussed Gosens on Twitter after his display – and many want him signed.
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