Leeds and Norwich chasing midfielder, £7m deal possible – report

Leeds United and Norwich City will fight it out this summer for Wolfsburg midfielder Elvis Rexhbecaj, according to German newspaper Bild.

The 21-year-old has scored twice and claimed three assists in 27 games this season for the Bundesliga side and is available for around £7 million.

Rexhbecaj, who is of Kosovan and Albanian descent, came through the youth system at Wolfsburg and has been given a run in the first team this campaign after starring for the club’s U19 and second-string side.

Norwich and Leeds have registered their interest in the midfielder and are reportedly set to make a move once the transfer window opens for the summer in June.

The Canaries could have the upper hand as they will be playing Premier League football next season while the Whites will have to go through the lottery of the play-offs if they are to get back to the English top flight after an absence of 15 years.

Rexhbecaj’s contract runs out in 2020 and Wolfsburg may be prepared to let him leave if their valuation of £7 million is met.

Norwich have been successful in recruiting from Germany with the likes of Christoph Zimmermann, Marco Stiepermann and Onel Hernandez all making the move and impressing during their time at Carrow Road.

Leeds have the pull of working with experienced head coach Marcelo Bielsa and he has turned around their fortunes since arriving at Elland Road last summer.

The Whites end the season with a trip to already relegated Ipswich Town while Norwich finish the season by visiting Aston Villa, who are one of the teams that will be competing in the play-offs.

West Bromwich Albion have already booked their play-off place and it is left for Derby County, Middlesbrough and Bristol City to fight it out for that remaining sixth-place.

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Author: Sean Makin

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