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.
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.
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.