Daily News Summary: Klopp set to sign Rijeka’s winger, Minchev could join Premier League, Kace on Chelsea radar

Liverpool have entered the race for the ‘Albanian Rocket’

Liverpool new manager Jurgen Klopp has severally hinted that he’s not going to make a ‘sensational’ and ‘expensive’ signings in January and probably will continue the monitoring of young prospects for the Merseyside giants.

The German manager along with Premier league rivals Southampton and Swansea actively monitoring HNK Rijeka’s winger Odise Roshi who earned 25 caps for Albania national team and enjoying a brilliant season so far.

Odise Roshi

He has joined the Croatian club from German side FSV Frankfurt, singed 3 year contract and cored his first goal for the club in their 4–1 home win against Zagreb.

The 24-year-old earned the nickname Raketa (Rocket) due to his fast pace on the football pitch.  In his physical test at Köln, Roshi ran 30 metres in 3.7 seconds and 100 metres in 10.9 seconds, achieving the highest score in his team.

Southampton and Tottenham monitoring the highly-rated Bulgarian prospect Georgi Minchev

Premier League clubs Southampton and Tottenham considering the reinforcement in January and ready to splash the cash for Litex Lovech target-man Georgi Minchev.

The English clubs have already sent their Balkan based scouts to watch the 20-year-old’s performance. It’s believed that if either Saints or Spurs will sign Minchev, they allow Litex to keep the player on loan at least a year.

Georgi Minchev

The talented hitman made his professional debut on 6 November 2013 in a Bulgarian Cup game against Sozopol, coming on as a substitute in the 83rd minute. He scored his first goal during the 5–2 away league win over Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

Bulgaria U21 international has been impressive this term and has scored 4 goals in 10 appearances for his parent club.

Chelsea could sign Albanian midfielder

Several Premier League and Serie A clubs are planning to negotiate with Greek club PAOK regarding the transfer of Albania national team defensive midfielder Ergys Kace.

22-year-old Albania-born player moved to Greece back in childhood and had an options to play in both national teams, while he chose Albania and debuted for U21 team back in 2011.

Kace was involved in several racism scandals, related with Kosovo, but an official apologize was published soon after the criticism by press and PAOK fans.

He has scored an amazing free-kick vs France in Friendly match for Albania in June, 2015.

An official of player Agency ACE Management confirms that several European clubs are interested in the service of midfielder, who scored 6 goals and made 7 assists during his career at PAOK, including the representatives of Serie A and Premier League. Rumours in Albania say that Chelsea are also in the list of these clubs and are agree to buy him and let play on loan for Vitesse Arnhem, in Dutch Eredivisie.

Kace has the current contract with PAOK until the summer, 2017. €3 million is reported to be his buy-out clause.


Aleksandar Pandovski

Aleksandar is the columnist of Balkan Talk from the beginning. He writes about Albanian football and loves KF Tirana. October 11, 2015 was the happiest moment in his life, when Albania qualified for UEFA Euro 2016,