It must have been a year ago, I watched Bosnia in a Euro 2016 qualifier. “Bosna” was slacking, enduring a hard time in their ambitions for qualification. Some players looked defeated, and Edin Džeko was going through a hard(er) time.
Yet, not all was gloom for the ex-Yugoslavian nation; they had a handful of young players making their initial appearances for their country, chosen by birth, or by family. A few stood out, like Muhamed Bešić and Milan Durić, and one larger individual was marshaling the back, quite comfortably: Kolašinac.
Jog one year forward, and Roma is linked to him. In fact, it’s rumored that Roma even had a bid denied this summer of 2015, before buying Lucas Digne. Aside from the cool name, I realized I knew very little about this top prospect…I needed to know more about the German-born Bosnain. I asked Bosnian fans on Twitter what Sead could bring to Roma, and this is what I was told:
Nermin @PickoLizak10 says that “He has the ability to be like Maicon. He is younger, a bit more aggressive, strong, not afraid to do the dirty work while flying up and down the pitch… He never backs down against anyone, while he still possesses the ability to make a good cross. Most of all, he already has top experience, playing in the Bundesliga with Schalke, and the Euro 2016 qualifiers.”
@Muris_Jasarevic claims that “In Bosnia, we call him the Bosnian Hulk! I think he would fit right in, as he’s already built chemistry with Edin Džeko and Miralem Pjanić.”
Schalke coach Jens Keller prefers to play Sead out on the left defense, although as his attributes signify, he can play just about anywhere in the defensive third. 22 years old, 1.83 metres high, and averaging almost two tackles and interceptions per match. His transfer fee is expected to be around 10 million euros, which is a price any and every team should be gambling on right now.