The likes of Liverpool, Aston Villa and Wolves only have a month left to secure a bargain deal for Werder Bremen talisman Milot Rashica with BILD reporting that his release-clause is due to expire in June.
If it wasn’t for an explosive Kosovan with an eye for the spectacular, Bremen might have already bid farewell to life in the Bundesliga.
Florian Kohfeldt’s side are staring relegation in the face with only the virtuoso performances of Rashica just about keeping them alive as it stands. And, even if the 2004 champions pull off a great escape of Houdini-esque proportions, don’t expect to see the former Vitesse Arnhem talisman stick around for much longer.
Liverpool have their hearts set on another rising star as Jurgen Klopp looks to add some depth to his fearsome forward-line, though the Reds will face competition from Southampton (Weser Kurier).
And it seems that an already intriguing transfer saga has just got a little more interesting. Rashica has a £33 million release clause in his contract – which will drop to £13 million if Werder Bremen are relegated.
But that only applies until mid-June. Once that deadline passes, Werder will be free to demand whatever they want for a player who is surely worth in excess of £33 million in today’s market.
Furthermore, with the Bundesliga season unlikely to be resumed until the end of May, one of Germany’s biggest clubs will surely survive until that mid-June deadline. Any fears that Rashica could go for £13 million may have just been extinguished.