Liverpool have ‘cooled’ their interest in Milot Rashica because they’ve already signed Takumi Minamino, according to reports. It appears it was one or the other.
Sky Sports claims that Liverpool will no longer consider a move for Rashica. They leave the Kosovo forward to a quartet of Premier League sides, as well as Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig.
This is hardly the first time we’ve seen the two names put together, either. BILD claimed back in February that the Reds wanted Rashica at £33m, while a more recent report from them says Weder Bremen do have a need to sell.
Weser Kurier, however, believes RB Leipzig will likely sign the player, citing a lack of potential gametime at Anfield.
Sky say the reason is that Liverpool no longer need the player, though. Minamino’s arrival in January made sure of that, meaning the Reds aren’t interested in another versatile forward.
What RTK has to say
This certainly makes a lot of sense. There’s little need for Rashica now that Minamino is at the club, certainly if no one else leaves.
Should someone like Xherdan Shaqiri leave, then perhaps a spot opens up. The problem then, however, is that Liverpool Shaqiri doesn’t play very much. As a result, that role in the squad isn’t worth spending lots of money on.
It’s a role that a youth player could fill instead, perhaps Harvey Elliott or Curtis Jones. Rashica, though, particularly with the addition of Minamino and the current economic climate, just isn’t worth the cash.