Aston Villa and Liverpool will have to pay a whopping £35m to land Kosovo international, Milot Rashica, according to a report from Gazeta Blic.
Rashica is a wanted man this summer, with both Villa and Liverpool credited with an interest.
However, rather than picking him up on the cheap, Rashica’s agent has confirmed quite the opposite. Indeed, Altin Lana has said Rashica will cost around 38 million Euros.
That sort of fee is more likely to put off Aston Villa. The Villans are close to relegation and will need a big fight to ensure they stay up when Premier League football resumes.
Rashica has fired in 14 goals this season for Werder Bremen. The German giants are struggling in the Bundesliga and are in real danger of dropping out of the division.
However, Rashica has been a shining light. That form, then, has made heads turn around Europe, with Jurgen Klopp and Dean Smith both taking a keen interest.
Southampton have also been linked with a move for Rashica. Saints boss, Ralph Hassenhuttl, still has a keen eye on German football and will be well aware of Rashica’s talents.
A lot of money but a potential worthwhile gamble – TBR View
Sometimes a player stands out in a poor looking team and it means he’s worth taking a punt on.
Rashica could well be one of these players. In a struggling team, he’s still managed to impress with goals and assists.
He’s had a direct hand in 21 strikes this term for Bremen. Furthermore, Bremen remain a massive club in Germany so Rashica will be used to playing under pressure.
Pressure doesn’t come much bigger than playing for Liverpool. The Reds are dominant in England at the moment and looking to go on a title-winning run for years to come.
Villa and Southampton, on the other hand, face a fight on their hands if Liverpool’s interest is ramped up.