Werder Bremen are finally ready to cash in on Milot Rashica this summer, according to a reliable source in Germany.
The 24-year-old Werder Bremen winger was under consideration by a number of Premier League clubs last summer.
The Kosovo international wanted out of the Bundesliga side and Aston Villa, Liverpool, Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham were all linked with his services.
In fact Liverpool and Villa made firm enquiries for the attacker, who scored eight goals and grabbed seven assists last season.
Kosovan official Agim Amedi said: “There are many requests for him,” Amedi told Syri TV.
“I know that Liverpool in the Premier League want him, but also Leipzig in the Bundesliga. I am sure that he will be advised in the best way to make his decision.”
Villa also lodged their interest. “They got in touch, yes, I can confirm that,” Clemens Fritz, the head of professional football at the club explained to NDR-Sportclub.
They want to get as much money as they can for the player before his contract expires in June 2022.
Goal suggest Aston Villa are fancied to “reignite their interest”.
Rashica ‘back in shape’
However, one huge stumbling block is likely to be his form.
Rashica has not scored this season. In fact he is waiting for his first competitive goal for Bremen since June 27, 2020. That came in the 6-1 win over Cologne.
Rashica has struggled with injury, but BILD claim he is “finally back in the desired shape”.
Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt remains unconcerned though: “He scores a goal on Saturday, I believe in it. He will now score his goal too. It is a feeling. I can’t promise, but I think it will be Saturday.
“The most important quality of him is: He doesn’t care whether he scores a goal or prepares one.”