Reported Liverpool and Wolves target Milot Rashica is a man out of form at the moment, with Werder Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt admitting to Kicker that he is not performing ‘as we would like’.
If the 2004 Bundesliga champions are to continue plying their trade in the top flight, they will need their Kosovan talisman to rediscover his golden touch sooner rather than later.
Werder picked up a rare win away at Freiburg over the weekend despite another substandard performance from Rashica, who has now gone 11 league games without a goal.
Speculation over a big-money move to the Premier League has not gone away, however, with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool apparently identifying the £33 million forward as a man capable of providing some much-needed competition for Mo Salah and Sadio Mane at Anfield (Weser Kurier).
Wolves and West Ham have been linked via Der Spiegel while Aston Villa could also be Rashica’s destination, if Dean Smith can save the Villans from an immediate return to the Championship that is (The Mirror).
For now, however, Kohfeldt is more concerned about getting his pocket rocket firing again.
“He is currently not involved in the attack as we would like,” Kohfeldt said of Rashica, who also has just one Bundesliga assist since early November.
“(He has) not played so effectively.”
The Werder Bremen coach is not the only man who has been left wanting more from one of the Bundesliga’s most explosive attackers in recent times.
Bayern Munich hero Mario Basler criticised Rashica’s ‘irritating’ attitude in conversation with Sport1 last week, suggesting that his head has been turned by such incessant transfer speculation.
Considering that Liverpool only want the best around these days, Rashica will need to step up his game and fast if he dreams of a summer move to the reigning European champions.