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Rashica "hesitance" holding up transfer to Aston Villa?

By Peter Vice

With no news emerging on whether Milot Rashica might be headed to England over the last four days, some German media outlets imply that the much sought after Werder Bremen winger might be intent on playing the market longer.

Milot Rashica.
Milot Rashica.Photo: Werder Bremen

German footballing magazine Kicker reports that Milot Rashica’s absence from the SV Werder Bremen lineup over the weekend was not related to his recent knee injury. Instead, the 24-year-old Kosovar was deliberately given time by the club to mull over the €18 million offer tendered by English side Aston Villa over the weekend.

The Hanseaten have confirmed through administrative statements that Villa made contact with them. It cannot be independently confirmed whether the Birmingham club increased their offer for Rashica, but it appears as if Werder is prepared to let the sought-after prospect make his own decision.

Both Kicker and German newspaper "Bild" report that Rashica remains hesitant to settle for a transfer to a situation he purportedly feels beneath him. Rashica may feel, having been pursued by Champions League clubs like Leipzig earlier in the summer, a move to another team that may potentially find itself in a tough relegation fight may be too hasty.

With the transfer window scheduled to remain open until October 5th, a "clearly hesitant" Rashica seems intent on biding his time.

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