Milot Rashica: Ranking the Suitability of 6 Potential Transfers for the Werder Bremen Forward

The transfer market will be changed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Perhaps even irreversibly.

For the time being any big-money moves for European football's biggest names will be put on ice, which should have a knock-on effect for players like Milot Rashica, who could be about become one of the most in-demand forwards in the next transfer window.

He's already been linked with big names both in the Bundesliga and Premier League, but still little is known about the Kosovo international outside Germany, so just how excited should fans be getting about the prospect of Rashica joining their club?

Well, we've got you covered. Looking at the six main teams he's been linked with ahead of the transfer window, 90min will take you through just how well suited Rashica is to his prospective manager and teammates, as well as how much game time he'd be likely to get if he leaves Werder Bremen.

6. Aston Villa

There might be an assumption that moving to the Premier League would be an automatic upgrade for Rashica, but with Aston Villa, the 23-year-old would actually be in fairly similar surroundings as far as quality if concerned.

Would Jack Grealish, Wesley and Tyrone Mings walk into Werder Bremen's squad? Of course. But would Maxi Eggestein or Davy Klaassen be an improvement for Dean Smith's side? Almost certainly.

Rashica's pace would be a significant improvement compared to what's on offer at Villa Park going forward and he could even eclipse Grealish as the star of their team, but the Kosovo international is already carrying his current side on his shoulders and he won't want that same responsibility next season.

Compatibility: 4/10

5. West Ham

West Ham might only need a few more pieces of the puzzle before things start to fall into place and Rashica could be the forward which helps the club push closer to European qualification.

There certainly isn't a clear place for Rashica from the outset, however, as Felipe Anderson and January signing Jarrod Bowen appear to be David Moyes' first-choice wingers, while Sébastien Haller has cemented his place through the middle.

Under Moyes, Rashica wouldn't be given the same freedom which he's experiencing at Werder Bremen and he'd have to become more disciplined with his defensive work, but on the flip side, his busy play style would be easy for West Ham fans to get onboard with.

Compatibility: 6/10

4. Southampton

Southampton already have a handful of standout, individual players and they know they'd only be a stepping stone for Rashica, but it's on the south coast where the Werder Bremen forward could receive the best possible training for this stage of his career.

In Ralph Hasenhüttl, Southampton have an elite manager who is drilled in one of the most popular pressing systems in Europe which looks like it's tailor made to Rashica's style, and one which is the hallmark of any manager who spends times with Red Bull's clubs.

Southampton certainly need more investment across the board before they start climbing up the table on a regular basis, but as long as Hasenhüttl's in the dugout, Rashica could be the first of many which starts to turn their fortuned around.

Compatibility: 6/10

3. Liverpool

There's one team above all others which every player on earth should want to join right now and that's Liverpool.

It might seem like a dream move for anyone. But for Rashica, joining Liverpool while their famous front three are still intact could be a move which brings his rise as one of Europe's most exciting forwards to an ugly, abrupt halt.

Working under Jürgen Klopp would be invaluable for Rashica and he's much better suited to Liverpool's system than Xherdan Shaqiri or Divock Origi, but from a selfish standpoint, a lack of game time would make it much harder for the 23-year-old to live up to his status as a superstar in the making.

Compatibility: 7/10

2. Borussia Dortmund

Joining Borussia Dortmund would be a natural step up for Rashica in the Bundesliga and fans already know he would hit the ground running in front of the Yellow Wall.

Rashica has been tipped as Jadon Sancho's likely replacement, but even if the Englishman stays put for another year, Werder Bremen's star man would slot in on the opposite wing with ease, with Erling Haaland helping to create one of the best attacking trios in the world.

With Lucien Favre at the helm, Rashica would perhaps miss out on learning some of modern football's more popular techniques, especially when it comes to pressing, but moving to the Westfalenstadion would still be an ideal springboard for the 23-year-old to eventually join one of Europe's truly elite clubs.

Compatibility: 8/10

1. RB Leipzig

For Rashica to really get the most out of his next move, RB Leipzig appear to be the perfect next step when it comes to his short-term and long-term goals.

Red Bull's Bundesliga project aren't just established in Germany's top flight, but they look set to challenge Bayern Munich for the title every season and will always offer a threat in both the DFB-Pokal and Champions League too.

With Timo Werner only on the brink, RB Leipzig are perhaps missing any genuine world class players that are seen at Borussia Dortmund or Liverpool, but it's at the Red Bull Arena where Rashica would be combining consistent first-team opportunities with a tight-knit, cohesive group of players.

What should really help to set Leipzig apart for Rashica is the chance to work under managerial wonderkid Julian Nagelsmann.

The 32-year-old didn't come through Red Bull's coaching network, but his sides have always impressed when it comes to pressing, and he offers much more versatility with his tactics which will only be a benefit for Rashica in the long run.

Compatibility: 9/10

Source : 90min