Leeds United and Norwich City Go Head to Head to Sign Bundesliga Talent Elvis Rexhbecaj

Elvis Rexhbecaj
GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - JANUARY 20: Elvis Rexhbecaj of VfL Wolfsburg celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and VfL Wolfsburg at Veltins-Arena on January 20, 2019 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Newly-promoted Norwich City will take on Leeds United to sign Wolfsburg youngster Elvis Rexhbecaj, according to Kevin Schwank from German newspaper Bild.

Leeds United and Norwich City Battle to Sign Elvis Rexhbecaj

German Youngster, English Prospects

The Wolfsburg midfielder has rose to fame abroad following a number of impressive performances this season.

After an impressive campaign for the Wolves, it is reported that both Leeds and Norwich are prepared to offer around £7 million.

Leeds missed out on automatic promotion to the Premier League following a controversial draw with Aston Villa on Sunday. The result was the culmination in a number of poor results during the Easter period for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

Norwich City sealed promotion to the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

As a result, Leeds will begin shortlisting targets regardless of which division they will be playing in next term.

Both sides are willing to provide offers of £7 million with Rexhbecaj’s contract due to expire next summer.

The 21-year-old arrived in Wolfsburg in 2010 and regularly impressed at youth level. Rexhbecaj made his senior debut in January 2018.

Since emerging into the first team last term, the talented youngster has cemented his place in Bruno Labbadia’s team. Rexhbecaj made 22 appearances in the Bundesliga this term for Die Wölfe.

Versatility

Elvis Rexhbecaj’s versatility makes him a key target for the English duo. With the ability to play in central midfield or at left-back, the 21-year-old is set for a bright future which may also include representing the Kosovo national team.

He is understood to be keen to stay with Wolfsburg in order to impress incoming manager Oliver Glasner, but Leeds and Norwich are likely to fight for his signature regardless.

The talented Bundesliga youngster may be persuaded to move to Norwich City due to being managed by German Daniel Farke. The Canaries also have a number of players with Bundesliga experience, including former Wolfsburg defender Timm Klose.

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