Saturday, January 23, 2021

LAZY FAN EXCLUSIVE: World Cup finalist to join Premier League giants?

Following Croatia’s shock second place finish at this year’s World Cup in Russia, it is no surprise that many of their star players are being linked with some of the biggest clubs in Europe.

Obviously, every football fan has heard of the likes of Real Madrid star Luka Modric, Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic and Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic but one player who has been attracting a lot of attention is Eintracht Frankfurt winger Ante Rebic.

The 24-year-old wide man made an appearance in six of Croatia’s seven World Cup games and was an integral part of their historic run despite not being as big a name as some of the other players in their squad.

In terms of club football, Rebic spent last season on loan at Frankfurt from Italian club Fiorentina and made a total of nearly fifty appearances for the German side, prompting them to trigger an option to purchase him for the bargain price of €2 million.

Ante Rebic to the Premier League?

Ante Rebic to Premier League?
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Now, after Rebic’s World Cup displays, Lazy Fan Sports can exclusively report that Premier League giants Manchester United are interested in the Croatian winger after coming close to signing his compatriot Perisic last season.

Sources suggest that Frankfurt are keen to cash in on their new signing thanks to the extra cheap price their 2017 loan deal allowed them to sign him for.

Rebic is considered to be a “very pricey” deal for the Red Devils which may well put them off making the signing, especially with the likes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund interested in the player and his value “rising post World Cup”.

Rebic, a World Cup finalist with Croatia, has seen his stock rise thanks to the tournament

However, Jose Mourinho’s side may well consider a last-ditch effort for the hard-working Split-born winger should other potential signings not work out.

One thing is for sure, Fiorentina must be ruing their decision to include a buy-out clause in Rebic’s loan deal last season.

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