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Liverpool keen on Werden Bremen winger Milot Rashica

According to German publication Bild (h/t Mirror), Liverpool are interested in Werder Bremen winger Milot Rashica. The Kosovan international was thrust into the spotlight last season following his goal against Bayern Munich in the German Cup semi-final.

Primarily a left-winger, Rashica is a versatile attacker who can also play up front as a centre-forward or second striker. This versatility should be an added bonus to the Liverpool attack that is fluid at best. The winger has a low centre of gravity and has a knack of opening up defences with his close control and dribbling skills.

The Kosovan international has enjoyed a fine season in the Bundesliga for Die Werderaner and has scored 10 goals and five assists in 24 appearances in all competitions.

Milot Rashica has imprsessed at Werder Bremen

Milot Rashica could leave Werder Bremen in the summer

Rashica joined Bremen in 2017 from Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem and has gone on to make 64 appearances for the club. He is expected to leave Bremen at the end of this season. The Germans are currently second from bottom in the Bundesliga with relegation a real possibility.

According to the report, the player is expected to cost Liverpool around £33million. However, in the likely scenario that Bremen are relegated, the club may have to settle for a lower fee.

A vacancy in the squad!

The player will be considered as a back-up for Senegalese superstar Sadio Mane. Although the reigning African Player of the Year is a major tour-de-force, the Reds lack dependable backups.

Divock Origi has failed to perform consistently while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been more effective in the middle of the park. With Adam Lallana’s contract expiring and Xherdan Shaqiri linked with a move away, Rashica would be a solid addition.

Rashica could provide backup to Sadio Mane

Rashica can replace Shaqiri in the Reds squad

The 23-year-old has the distinction of having played for two different national sides. He initially worked his way up the youth level to make two appearances for Albania in 2016.

Rashica then switched allegiance to Kosovo in August of the same year and made his debut against Finland just a month later. He has since made 25 appearances for Kosovo and scored four goals.

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He was a member of the Vitesse Arnhem squad that won the KNVB Cup in 2016-17. This was the first title the club ever won in its 125 years of existence.

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