Enjoy him while you can, because Jordan Bos could be off our shores sooner rather than later

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In stifling conditions at AAMI Park, Melbourne City recorded a vital 1-0 victory over Central Coast Mariners – pivotal to the victory was the performance of Jordan Bos.

The 20-year-old was able to withstand the hot summer’s heat putting the Mariners to the sword by winning crucial balls in defence as well as providing supporting runs when in attack.

In the first 45, Bos was running the show for Melbourne City. He was constantly rotating positions with left winger Mathew Leckie to set up passing triangles in the left half-space.

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In the sixth minute, this strategy gave them the opening scoring opportunity when Bos was able to stay wide high up the pitch which gave Leckie the opportunity to cut inside and fire a shot from just outside the box.

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Bos set up Melbourne City’s first goal when he played a brilliant ball down the left wing to Richard van der Venne who placed a pass to the back post which Jamie Maclaren swiftly put away.

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As oxymoronic as it may sound, an underrated part of Bos’ game is in fact his defensive ability. Whilst constantly providing extra attacking options for Rado Vidosic’s side, Bos was able to complete four tackles and win 11 of his 16 defensive duels.

With the January transfer window imminent, European clubs could be looking at giving Bos a chance. The 20-year-old left-back who has a Dutch background, is not only a technically gifted player, he also is a supreme athlete as noted by City coach Vidosic.

“Not only is he a good defender but he’s also very, very good going forward. He’s dynamic, he’s skilful, he’s left-footed, he’s big, strong powerful, so everything that you need in a modern footballer, I think he’s got it,” said Vidosic.

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Bos’ Dutch background could see him swooped up by an Eredivisie side sooner than expected. Historically, the Eredivisie has been a good European league for talented young prospects to develop in, with this and Bos’ Dutch heritage, it could be the perfect time for him to take the next step this coming January.

Melbourne City will have to decide quickly whether they want to cash in now on Bos or hold onto him for the rest of the season. Internally, Melbourne City hold him in high regard.

“We rate him very, very highly and he’s a fantastic talent,” Vidosic said.

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“I think he was excellent today. He’s got so many qualities – you need many more hands to count them.

“The future is very bright for him – he’s one of the shining lights of the A-League.

On Bos possibly being picked for the Socceroos, Vidosic added: “Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. I don’t think that they can go wrong if they select him for the next lot of games and they need to have a good look at him.”

One person who could potentially be hoping for Bos to be sold in the coming weeks is Melbourne City captain Scott Jamieson. Jamieson, who is also a left-back, has been struggling for game time this season due to Bos’ consistently good performances.

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When asked about Jamieson’s role for the rest of the season, Vidosic made sure to stress his importance to the team

“Look, he is our captain, he is a very important part of our team. He’s been there he’s done that in the past and he is going to be priceless for us going forward.

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At the moment, Jordan is just slightly ahead with his performances.

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But that doesn’t mean that Jamo will not play next week,” said Vidosic.

Feattured Image Credit: Melbourne City 

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Football Fanatic. Journalism student hoping to make this a career. Covering Melbourne City for the 22/23 A-Leagues season.

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