With the current pause in the entire football campaign of 2019/20 owing to the spread of the Coronavirus, with real news thin on the ground at Aston Villa it was always inevitable that we’d see a return to transfer rumours, but there was a more interesting one this week, concerning Werder Bremen talent, Milot Rashica.
More interesting, as speculated transfer fee aside, he ticks a number of the boxes that we know we now look to when making captures – young, development potential, but with a decent record already showing their potential talent.
And it makes a change from the turgid daily rehashes of Jack Grealish and John McGinn to (enter club of choice) to maximise impression levels.
Good Signing, Or Not Happening?
Not In A Million Years At That Fee
Kosovo international Rashica is a 23-year-old who had been enjoying a good season in the Bundesliga with ten goals scored and four assists (that goes up to 14 goals and seven assists if you include international matches, and his career record, for his age, is good as well across the Eredivisie and Germany.
Admittedly the story came from The Mirror and predictably we are chasing him alongside Liverpool, but should we stay up, as said, the boxes are ticked if we can get past his agents claim (Altin Lana) of a £35million cost.
Aston Villa are leading the race to sign £35 million Werder Bremen winger Milot Rashica this summer. [The Mirror]
— VillaTilliDie (@VillaTil1Die) March 23, 2020
Relegation would naturally end any real interest we might have in him.
The rumours certainly sparked an interesting reaction on social media.
35million quid player signing for a championship team?? Not going to happen
— dave moore (@striker2fall) March 23, 2020
It would be a great signing but I doubt it will happen. He will be joining BVB!
— VenB (@vburani) March 23, 2020
We will not get him while Suso is still here. Would be huge upgrade on the useless wingers we have. I can’t see it happening tho especially has Liverpool are reportedly after him too.
— Andy Taylor (@AndyTails) March 23, 2020
— David Wilde (@avfc_david) March 23, 2020
Another one I’ve never heard of and no one else is chasing.
— Ian Keightley (@IanKeightley) March 23, 2020
Worst defence in the league and we’re looking at an attacker??….
— That Guy (@Munsla) March 23, 2020
This guy’s a level up in my opinion, hence the price tag! Keep El Ghazi out of the current 3 as back up if we stay up.
— Sir Bob (@SirBob1892) March 23, 2020