Aston Villa are ‘once again hoping’ to secure a deal for Werder Bremen forward Milot Rashica, with a move to the Premier League now ‘conceivable’.
That’s what Deich Stube report today, stating that the player has had a change of heart after initially wanting to stay in Germany this summer.
Rashica has been heavily linked with a move away from Werder for some time and had looked likely to head to RB Leipzig, who are busy rebuilding their forward line after Timo Werner moved to Chelsea.
However, the two clubs have not been able to find an agreement for Rashica and as such a move to Premier League is now back on the cards.
This is where Aston Villa – who had been keen on Rashica earlier this summer – come into play.
It’s claimed that after completing a move for Brentford’s Ollie Watkins, they are looking for a left-winger and would be ‘ready to fulfil Bremen’s wishes’ and pay their €25m asking price.
It seems, though, they may have to convince the player on the move to Villa Park. So far he’s ‘not been so pleased’ about a move to Aston Villa because he didn’t want to leave Germany and wants to play in the Champions League.
The latter would have been possible with Leipzig but not Villa, where he is ‘threatened with a relegation battle’ instead.
That’s not all that appealing given he’s in a similar situation with Bremen, but there are benefits to a Premier League move.
For example, Deich Stube state that even ‘middle-class’ clubs ‘pay very well’ while they also argue that starring for Aston Villa could put him in the spotlight for bigger clubs in the league.
That is something Villa will seemingly have to convince the player on, although they may have to move quickly, with Napoli also showing concrete interest.