Liverpool will miss out on signing Milot Rashica, according to reports. The Kosovan will instead head elsewhere in Germany.
German outlet Weser Kurier claims that RB Leipzig have won the race to sign Rashica. The player is highly likely to leave Weder Bremen this summer, but it appears any Liverpool interest has come too soon.
Leipzig offer first-team football at a top-level right now, which wins out over Liverpool. The Reds are a truly elite club but that appears to work against them in this instance.
Rashica would seemingly need more about him in order to play regularly at Anfield. At Leipzig, however, he will play Champions League football regularly, potentially replacing Timo Werner in the side.
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Links between Liverpool and Rashica date back a little while. Bild claimed in February, for instance, that Jurgen Klopp wanted him for £33m.
But despite that interest, this looks like a difficult one to make happen. Leipzig’s offer of first-team football at the top level is just too much.
It’s a problem Liverpool will face for at least the next few windows, too. How do you convince promising forwards to compete with the world’s best forward line? Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane aren’t just great players, either, but a wonderful unit.
It makes the front-three almost impossible to break into, especially for a younger player. So when a team like Leipzig are offering what they can, Liverpool look a lot less tempting.
Unfortunately, we may have to write this one off.