Aston Villa ready bid for £22.8m player

Dean Smith and John Terry

Aston Villa’s transfer window has been one of the most entertaining to oversee this summer.

The club smashed their transfer record to bring Ollie Watkins to Villa Park while they’ve been submitting bids left, right and centre for talent that would undoubtedly improve their squad. 

Josh King has been at the centre of a £16m offer but they have so far not had much joy in their pursuit of Emi Martinez.

Arsenal want £20m and have turned away two bids from Villa for the goalkeeper – the latest was an offer of £15m.

Johan Lange has been one of the busiest men in English football since replacing Suso as the club’s sporting director.

He’s done a stellar job, though, and is in no mood to chill out either. 

Various moves are being touted and they’re now set to return for one of their number one targets this summer. 

Dean Smith and John Terry

That happens to be Werder Bremen forward Milot Rashica. 

The Villans were first linked with a move for the Kosovan right near the beginning of the window but the move went rather quiet in the last two weeks.

However, after failing to sign Callum Wilson, he is now back at the forefront of their minds. 

According to Deich Stube (via Sport Witness), Aston Villa are now finally ready to pay the player’s asking price. 

That’s a fee of €25m (£22.8m), a mere snip compared to the potential £33m that they’ve splashed out on Watkins. 

Villa have reignited their interest because Rashica has now had a change of heart on leaving Bremen behind.

Initially, he wanted to stay in Germany but now he’s willing to move elsewhere. 

That being said, Rashica is not overly enthralled by the lack of European football on offer in the Midlands.

Milot Rashica

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Well, Villa now know what they have to do to get their man.

A fraction below £23m will be enough but Lange could have a task on his hands actually convincing the 24-year-old to move to Villa Park.

However, if they can, he’d be an astute addition. The winger has quickly become one of the most threatening in the Bundesliga and last season he scored 11 times and also claimed eight assists.

For context, no player in the current Aston Villa squad, let alone a winger, managed to rack up double figures for them in 2019/20.

Milot Rashica

Villa need added firepower and Rashica could provide them with an extra dose of magic.

After all, the lightning-quick speedster has been described in fearsome words. Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt once stated: “Milot’s taken a massive leap in the last year or so. He’s got more confidence in himself and makes scoring look so easy.”

That quote should be music to the ears of Villa supporters after their struggles in front of goal last term. Rashica may cost a pretty penny but he’s more proven at the elite level than Watkins is. They must fork out the required sum here.

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