Tranding Today: Rashica on his way to Ligue 1, Ajax want Macedonian winger, Birmingham have made enquiries on Vasilev

Nantes are close to complete Milot Rashica deal

The-19-year old Albania international Milot Rashica is heavily linked with a move to Nantes, after his brilliant performances with Vitesse.

On 28 August 2015, Rashica was included in Redi Jupi’s under-21 squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches against Israel and Portugal. He made his debut on 3 September, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 home draw against the former, and also suffering a penalty which was later converted by Endri Çekiçi.

Milot Rashica

Manager Jupi has revealed that the Canaries are impressed with young attacking midfielder, and will raid in Netherlands to complete youngster’s deal, in January when the winter transfer window re-opens.

The 5”10” midfielder has already scored 2 goals in 7 league appearances for Vitas. French club are preparing to launch at around 2,5m bid for Rashica.

Aleksandar Vasilev from Ludogorets Razgrad is on Birmingham radar

Birmingham representatives are interested to get the signature of Ludogorets Razgrad talent Aleksandar Vasilev, as the youngster has attracted the attention of the Blues’ scouts, due to his displays for Bulgarian outfit.

Aleksandar Vasilev

It is not a secret that manager Gary Rowett is a huge admirer of the young talents and the 20-year old Vasilev could be a good addition to English club’s youth team.

The Bulgaria U-21 international is a versatile attacker as he can play on both wings at midfield and also can be used a playmaker. It is believed that Arsenal will launch suitable bid for Vasilev in January that will be around £1.5 million.

Ajax are close to sign a Macedonia international Valmir Nafiu

The Netherlands outfit Ajax is almost finalized the new deal. It looks like Amsterdam club are really determined to sign highly-rated Macedonian international Valmir Nafiu.

The Jews boss Frank de Boer is determined to build a strong team with the good bench and decided to reinforce youth academy as well. As per the Greek clubs insider, the 45-year-old tactician contacted the Apoel side by himself and made a deal with them.

Valmir Nafiu

The 21-year-old winger is able to take on and beat defenders at the drop of a hat, Nafiu’s ability to get to the byline and deliver in accurate crosses instils fear into any defence.

He has signed a four-year contract with his club in the January 2015. Despite the new contract,  Ajax are ready to spend €1.3million to secure the transfer.


Martin Zlateski

Martin is the co-founder and featured columnist of Balkan Talk. He writes about Macedonian football and loves Vardar FC. Classic car restoration is another his hobby.