Leeds United and Norwich City willing to part with €8 million to sign German prodigy
German news outlet Bild has claimed that Leeds United and Norwich City are both interested in VfL Wolfsburg’s 21-year-old midfielder Elvis Rexhbecaj.
Bild is reporting that Championship duo Leeds United and Norwich City will be willing to part with €8 million to sign youngster Elvis Rexhbecaj, who currently plays for German side VfL Wolfsburg.
The 21-year-old joined the Wolfsburg academy in 2010 and has worked his way through the youth ranks and into the first team.
Rexhbecaj has featured regularly for Wolfsburg over the course of the 2018/19 season since making his debut for the club in January 2018. The German youngster has played 22 times in the Bundesliga, starting 11 and scoring one goal along the way.
His contract with the club runs out at the end of next season and Wolfsburg are reportedly hesitating to tie him down to a new deal with the club.
Norwich have used manager Daniel Farke’s links to German football to their advantage significantly, bringing in a number of players from Germany who have proved to be worthwhile additions to their promotion-winning side. Christoph Zimmerman, Moritz Leitner, Onel Hernandez and Marco Stiepermann all joined from German sides, just to name four.
Norwich are in the market for top-flight quality players this summer, having sealed their promotion to the top flight. Leeds United will be looking to do the same if they win promotion via the play-offs, but they could be priced out of the race for Rexhbecaj’s signature if they fail to win the last of three promotion slots.