Liverpool-linked Milot Rashica could see his release clause drop significantly this summer, according to reports.
That’s according to SportBild. The German outlet believes that should Werder Bremen suffer relegation, Rashica’s release clause would decrease by around £20m.
At the moment, any club can sign Rashica if they pay a little over £33m. That drops to £13m, however, with relegation – something that will interest both Liverpool and RB Leipzig.
Leipzig are apparently holding out for that drop, in particular. SportBild describes it a ‘poker’ at the moment, with Weder not looking to negotiate.
They could, conceivably, find a midway point, eliminating any chance of losing Rashica for just £13m. But instead, they’ll gamble on staying up and getting that full £33m.
Leipzig won’t pay that amount and Werder actually hope to sell him to Liverpool, according to the report. The Reds are far more likely to pay £33m for a player – although, you can imagine they’ll want the price drop, too.
This isn’t the first time Rashica and Liverpool have been in the transfer reports. Bild claimed back in February, for instance, that the Reds want him.
Although, a more recent report believes things won’t go Liverpool’s way. Weser Kurier believes that Rashica wants to go to Leipzig, seeing a move to Anfield as coming too soon in his career.
What RTK has to say
German outlets certainly believe Liverpool are involved here. And if they are, then that £13m release clause is surely too good to pass up – especially if the Reds want Rashica at £33m, too.
As always, we’ll have to wait and see. This could end up being a steal for Liverpool, though.