Liverpool are reportedly interested in acquiring the services of Werder Bremen forward Milot Rashica, with Southampton keen as well.
All eyes will be on the Bundesliga for the return of football for the first time in Europe. The German government announced that football will return on May 16th. This decision has given the world of football a well-needed boost.
One player who may draw some of that attention, is Werder Bremen winger Milot Rashica. SportBild are reporting both Liverpool and Southampton have joined the race with RB Leipzig for the 23 year old Kosovo winger.
Rashica has been a pivotal player for Bremen this season scoring seven goals and assisting three in 20 games in the league.
The winger has also scored three goals and provided one assist in the DFB-Pokal. Although this season has been impressive from a personal standpoint, Werder Bremen still find themselves in the relegation zone 4 points adrift from safety.
The German club will be hoping to avoid the drop as this would have complications in any negotiations for their player. SportBild is also reporting that Rashica has a £33m (€38m) buyout clause which is set to expire on June 15th.
Relegation to 2.Bundesliga will see that buyout clause drop dramatically to £16m (€18m).
The question around moving to Liverpool will be regarding how much playing time will Rashica realistically see? He would be joining a team with arguably the best-attacking trio in world football right now. However, working under Jurgen Klopp could see a quicker development in his game.
A move to Southampton would potentially be more beneficial for the development of Rashica. The promise of more minutes could be the stepping stone before making such a big move early in his career.
The next few weeks will be vital for Rashica. As he looks to help his side survive the drop and also impress future clubs that are watching.