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Jose Sosa Completes Napoli Switch

Sosa Leaves Bayern Munich In Search Of First-Team Football.

Argentinian midfielder Jose Sosa has today completed a move away from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich after failing to break into Louis van Gaal’s side in recent times. Sosa will play his club football at Serie A side Napoli this season, where he will look to get his career back on track.

Jose Sosa joined Bayern Munich from Argentinian side Estudiantes in the summer of 2007, after being signed by current Switzerland manager and Bundesliga legend Ottmar Hitzfeld. While other top European sides were interested in the creative attacking midfielder, Bayern Munich beat the opposition to his signature.

After Hitzfeld’s departure from the club in the summer of 2008, Sosa lost his place in the side. Franck Ribery was making headlines in the Bundesliga, Hamit Altintop was competing for a place, and Bastian Schweinsteiger was improving with every match. Sosa was immediately a fringe player, and it only got worse when Bayern Munich invested in Arjen Robben.

At the start of Bayern’s successful 2010 season, Jose Sosa was loaned back to Estudiantes by Louis van Gaal, who decided the young Argentinian would not be a part of his first-team plans. Sosa impressed, scoring goals and creating them in quantity.

With van Gaal still unimpressed, Sosa has moved onto Serie A with Napoli for a fee of around 3 million Euros. It is believed that the competition of Toni Kroos and Thomas Mueller in midfield has forced Sosa to move on in search of first-team football.

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  1. DopeAddict

    August 27, 2010 at 12:32 am

    The cool thing now is a lot of that talent is spread out, not just hoarded by the “big” teams. It may be that the big teams are still winning the leagues, but apart from Spain there’s more competition than ever.

    Spain is just Scotland South, a joke of a competition.

  2. Will G

    August 26, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    DH – like the reporting style. Good crisp articles, thanks.

    As for Sosa, he’s a good player, always liked him. Just goes to show how many good quality players there are out there and how high the competition is. I really think this is a golden period for soccer globally. It’s just amazing how many countries are producing top talent.

  3. David H

    August 26, 2010 at 1:15 am

    HSV friend told me tonight that Diego’s definitely moving to Wolfsburg. Obviously he’s full of it!

    • Dylan Thomas

      August 26, 2010 at 10:10 am

      I think it’s a done deal as well. I think by Monday he’ll be a Wolfsburg player!

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