West Ham are one of a number of Premier League teams interested in signing Werder Bremen winger Milot Rashica, according to reports in the English media.
Liverpool were said to be leading the race for the Kosovan international but the Reds have opted against making an offer for the player, leaving the Hammers, Wolves, Aston Villa and Brighton as his main suitors.
Supporters on Twitter think a bid for Rashica would be a smart move:
Milot Rashica would be a great addition to the West Ham squad and, at 23 years old, has huge potential. Already a quality player and is bound to develop more and more as he ages. Superb set piece taker as well. Would be a superb signing for West Ham.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) May 15, 2020
Proper player, plays on left but is right footed, only 23 as well, can smack a free kick too.
Would be happy with this!!
— Geo Mackie (@redhammer8) May 15, 2020
great player for Vitesse Arnhem when he played in the Netherlands. Only improved when he went to Bremen so get him West Ham 👌
— FlutterNuffer (@Wafflereck) May 15, 2020
— Steve (@Steve_WHU_) May 15, 2020
quality. would love him at west ham
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) May 17, 2020
Some fans noticed he has a striking resemblance to a current West Ham player:
That’s Aaron Creswell mate
— Upstate Hammer (@Chase_WHU) May 16, 2020
Is that Aaron Creswells twin ?
— conor reilly (@conorre55667990) May 15, 2020
Rashica currently has a release clause set at €38m (£34m) but that will reportedly drop to only €15m (£13.4m) if Werder Bremen are relegated from the Bundesliga.
The German club play their next game tonight, but they are currently nine points off safety following this weekend results, meaning there is every possibility that the Kosovan could be available for a bargain price.
Rashica has scored 10 goals and provided five assists in 23 appearances for Bremen this campaign despite his team’s struggles in the league.