Werder Bremen’s head of scouting and professional football Clemens Fritz has been discussing the future of reported Aston Villa transfer target Milot Rashica.
The Kosovo international has been strongly linked with a potential move to the Midlands club this summer.
As recently reported by the Express and Star, Aston Villa have jumped ahead of RB Leipzig in the race to sign the player, with a reported £18 million transfer fee being discussed.
But Fritz, who is also a former Werder Bremen player, has made it clear the club will not simply be giving the player away.
“We won’t implement anything until it is right for everyone involved,” Fritz told Weser Kurier. “There are also other clubs where the pressure is increasing because they have to do something because of injuries, for example.
“We are working on the best possible solution. But under no circumstances will we give Milot away. “
Aston Villa have already improved their first-team options this summer with the eye-catching arrivals of Matty Cash, Ollie Watkins, and Emi Martinez at Villa Park.
Rashica, who is currently missing pre-season with the German side due to a niggling knee injury, would add some extra creativity to Dean Smith’s side.
Capable on the left-wing or as an attacking central midfielder he would be an able alternative to Jack Grealish, or with both in the team, Aston Villa could have an exciting creative line-up.
But it is clear that Bremen will not be letting Rashica go at any price, ensuring they get the best deal possible for the club.