Norwich City Willing To Bid £7m For This Bundesliga Midfielder: Can Farke Get His Man?

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - APRIL 06: Elvis Rexhbecaj of Wolfsburg is challenged by Kevin Wimmer of Hannover during the Bundesliga match between VfL Wolfsburg and Hannover 96 at Volkswagen Arena on April 06, 2019 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)

According to the latest reports from German media outlet Bild, Norwich City are willing to spend £7m on Wolfsburg’s midfield talent Elvis Rexhbecaj. The 21-year-old is enjoying a breakthrough campaign in the Bundesliga as his side sits in the top half of the table. The report mentions that Championship outfit Leeds United are also interested in Rexhbecaj and they too are willing to spend the £7m on him.

The Canaries have secured promotion to the Premier League, and they are likely to win the Championship if they manage to gain one point from their final game as Sheffield United sit three points behind them on the second spot. Daniel Farke has earned a lot of plaudits for the work which he has done this season as not many expected Norwich to fight for the direct promotion spots.

The team will no doubt have to add reinforcement in various departments as staying in the Premier League will be a real challenge for them. Moving to the English top flight also comes with a financial windfall which the club is likely to use to bolster their squad. Rexhbecaj is an upcoming talent who has managed to earn plaudits for his performance this season.

The midfielder has made 27 appearances in all competitions so far, and the German has come up from Wolfsburg’s academy. The report does add that Rexhbecaj is keen to stay at Wolfsburg, but Norwich and Leeds are still vying for his signature.

The Canaries have a strong set of options in midfield already. Mortiz Leitner, Mario Vrancic, Marco Stiepermann and Kenny McLean have done well in central areas.

What works for Rexhbecaj?

The 21-year-old is a hard-working midfielder who can do various jobs in the middle of the park. His versatility and work rate are his standout attributes. To go with that, he can surprise with his strength on the ball and all in all, Rexhbecaj can be a real midfield package in a few years’ time.

Can Norwich get him?

The midfielder is said to be keen on staying with Wolfsburg so it remains to be seen whether £7m would be enough to lure him. Moreover, Norwich City are likely to have a fight on their hands to stay in the Premier League next season whereas Wolfsburg are a top half side who can challenge for the Europa League spots. So that factor might also go against the Canaries.

However, Daniel Farke’s presence can probably make a difference as he has been able to attract quite a few impressive German players in his time with Norwich so far.

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