According to reports, Aston Villa are ready to reignite their interest in Werder Bremen star Milot Rashica in the summer transfer window.
Reports last summer suggested that the Kosovo international was a prime target for the Premier League side as they looked ahead to their second season back in the top-flight.
It was claimed that after initially wanting to stay in the Bundesliga, the £10.8m-rated Rashica had a change of heart and was open to a move to the Premier League and to joining Villa, with Dean Smith’s side ready to spend big to get him.
While a deal failed to materialise before the end of the deadline however, it now appears that Villa are ready to go back in for the winger. According to Football Insider, the Midlands club are preparing a fresh move for Rashica, and that he “is on the club’s shortlist of potential wide forward signings going into the next transfer window”.
Given that Smith wanted Rashica last summer, news of Villa reigniting their interest in the attack will surely leave the Villa boss buzzing that they may finally get their man this time around.
Rashica’s manager at Bremen, Florian Kohfeldt, has previously raved about his ability, saying: “He is a player who can decide Bundesliga games. You don’t find that very often. Milot has incredible skills. In speed, in goal scoring, in passing. These skills also fall on others. Rashica would fit well to England with his pace, but also with his style of play to Spain.”
While this season has been far more difficult for the Kosovo international – he’s managed just two goals and five assists – injuries have played a major part in that, and he also appears to have come into some form in recent weeks, chipping in with a goal and an assist against Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich respectively.
It’s finally time for Villa to get their man.
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