Josip Brekalo plays almost no role under Niko Kovac. In winter, the bench presser from VfL Wolfsburg could be drawn back to Italy.

With just nine appearances, three of them from the starting eleven, Josip Brekalo undoubtedly belongs in the second or even third row at VfL Wolfsburg. The total of 269 minutes of play after 15 games are a clear sign of this.

Over the past few weeks, it hasn’t given the impression that Niko Kovac could soon be relying more on the 24-year-old again. On the contrary: Brekalo played here and there at the beginning of the season, but in the end he was only on the bench – or even in the stands.

Accordingly, the winter transfer window is also in focus for him. It is quite possible that he will leave VfL.

There seems to be interest in Italy, for example. According to Sport Italia, Monza are dealing with a potential transfer of the winger.

The table-14. Serie A wants to strengthen itself on the flanks in order to be able to keep the class after the promotion in the previous season. So far, the chances of that happening are pretty good. Brekalo is said to be one of the players who should seal this success for the club.

The Croatian had already spent the previous season in Italy. On loan, he played as a regular for Torino FC. It is quite possible that he has already made a good impression. His contract with the Wolves expires in the summer.

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