Over recent days, transfer speculation has broken out surrounding Milot Rashica’s Norwich City future with a host of European clubs said to be interested, and the Kosovan favouring a move back to the Bundesliga.
One of the most interested parties is reportedly Schalke 04, where Rashica would be lining up with former Canary, Ozan Kabak, again.
As things stand, “There is no agreement with Schalke” says Rashica’s agent, Atin Lala.
According to Dirk Schlarmann (Sky Sports), the German club can’t afford to bring him in, but they’re still looking at ways of getting a deal done.
Reports coming out of Germany suggest a loan offer worth £1.5m with an obligation to buy for an extra £8m at the end of the season was rejected by City officials.
An Albanian news outlet, GazetaBlic, reported on Monday evening that Schalke was Milot’s preferred destination saying:
“Sources of GazetaBlic Sport, report that Milot Rashica is close to reaching an agreement with the German club Schalke”
Rashica has actually made two senior appearances for Albania, and came through their youth system, before making the switch to Kosovo – his place of birth.
Last season, he made 31 appearances in the Premier League, scoring to give us a 1-0 lead at Anfield, and getting two assists. However, he appears unlikely to stay here next season, with his agent drumming up interest.
Other reports coming out of Germany suggest Werder Bremen are also looking to take their former star man back.
At Bremen, Rashica gained a reputation for being frequently unsettled, looking to force moves on several occasions. In the summer window of 2020, it looked like he was heading to Bayer Leverkusen, but they were unable to get the deal over the line.
I doubt City will sell him unless they get an offer matching or bettering the fee they paid last summer – around £9.4m.
The club is not pressured to sell him and he has the quality to rip up the Championship, which would significantly increase his value in the same way it did Emi Buendia’s 12 months ago.
Good bye. Hope this happens, he did nothing to warrant the price tag. I would sooner have Hernandez any day.
Paul Robert says
It takes a season to feel secure at a Football club..He was very good in patches and a threat so Rachita on one wing and Hermatez on the other ..
Haven’t seen enough of him performing at anything like top level to care much whether he stays or goes. I’m sure he’d be effective in the Championship, but if we recoup our outlay, I’m sure there are others available who would do the same. I’m indifferent.
No point keeping him if he doesnt want to play here,but no way can the club afford to lose money on him,a loan out looks the best deal.
Laurence Gray says
I hope he stays. I think he has potential and like you said, in the Championship he could be lethal and we could double our money as a result.
As long as we recoup our outlay let him go. He shouldn’t think he can slip away for a cut price deal, he’s partly responsible for last seasons fiasco. Shone briefly but as Darren huckerby said, “if I only had 1 goal and 2 assists I wouldn’t sleep at night”
Jamie Lauder says
I didn’t read that Hucks said that! He has a very good point.
Keith B says
A nice soundbite, but easy for him to say that now – the strength in depth throughout the PL now is far greater than during his only season with us at that level. I think Hucks would have scored more than 1 goal, though assists rely on others converting the chances, so who knows? But it’s certainly true that Rashica isn’t currently in the same class either as a player or a bloke.
A few weeks ago his agent was saying to premiership clubs were interested in him namely Leicester and Wet Spam.
On his arrival he mentioned that both him and his wife had family living in London and he would love to play for a club there one day maybe that day is nearer than we all thought.
Seem a little snow has curtailed SW mountain climbing in Peru, but did he say that he would be at the club during vital transfer periods unless we had no sheckels to spend.
Keith B says
It’s no surprise that his agent’s trying to find him somewhere else. Apart from anything else there’s the fear of failure factor. I’m certainly not convinced that faced with a well organised mid-table “park-the-bus” defence he will be any more effective than Placheta, Tszolis or Hernandez. So supposing he stays and then it turns out he doesn’t rip up the Championship after all? His potential earnings and his resale value will bomb if that happens.
Well at least we got 90mins out of hucks everyweek not a 20 mins here and there doesn’t seem to have the fitness to do it for 90mins .
Cannock canary says
I doubt there are many teams in The Bundesliga who can afford the wedge we spent on him and sadly West Ham and Leicester would probably looking at better quality.
Don’t think it’s got legs, but it could give him a chance of 3 relegations in three years.