Werder Bremen are hoping that Milot Rashica will ‘soon be interested’ in an approach by Aston Villa., according to reports in Germany.
The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with Villa, with suggestions that Dean Smith’s side have launched a big-money bid for his services.
After keeping Werder in the Bundesliga, Rashica is keen to make his next move, with hopes of securing Champions League football.
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RB Leipzig would provide that, but despite reportedly agreeing personal terms with the player – the two Bundesliga rivals are still far apart in their valuation for the player.
According to Weser Kurier, Werder are demanding €20m, with Leipzig unwilling to go beyond €17m. And with his club in need of finances, sporting director Frank Baumann has questioned how long Rashica should wait for his move.
He said: “Because of their playing style and the fact that they are in the Champions League, RB Leipzig are certainly an exciting club for Milot Rashica. But the question is how long it makes sense for the player to wait when it doesn’t appear the two clubs can reach an agreement.
“If the two parties have different ideas and define clear boundaries for themselves that do not overlap, it’s possible that the transfer will not go through.”
Based on reports in Kosovo, Villa have met Werder’s clause, but the player is reluctant about making the switch to B6 to potentially face another relegation battle.
However, in the post-coronavirus landscape, Weser Kurier suggest that Werder are keen for him to explore his options, in order to boost finances.
“There are definitely other clubs interested in Milot Rashica,” Baumann added. “That is also why it is not the most likely variant that he will still play for Werder in the new season. “
After being left out of their opening pre-season matches, Rashica was included in Florian Kohfeldt’s squad for the friendly vs Austria Lustentau earlier this week.