Liverpool are “leading the race” for Werder Bremen winger Milot Rashica, according to the Mirror. The Kosovan international has been on the club’s radar for a number of months following a good season in the Bundesliga.
Aston Villa are also reportedly keen on the 23-year-old, and when asked about his client’s future, agent Altin Lana confirmed an asking price has been set:
“Nobody knows the future of Rashica at this moment. Initially, we will see how the championship will end. Clubs have huge financial losses. If Rashica transfers to any Italian, English, Spanish or French club, then it costs 38 million euros (£35m).”
It’s likely that Liverpool’s interest in Rashica is dependent on the future of Divock Origi. The Belgian has generally been Sadio Mane’s understudy when the Senegalese international has been absent this season.
However, Origi’s form hasn’t been particularly great, having scored just five times in 36 appearances, and manager Jurgen Klopp may well be looking for a replacement.
Rashica has bagged 10 goals and contributed five assists in 27 games this season, and by the sounds of it, he could be looking to leave Bremen if the right opportunity presents itself in the summer.