Werder Bremen head coach Florian Kohfeldt has confirmed that 24-year-old attacker Milot Rashica missed today’s friendly to prevent a possible injury.
“Together we decided not to use Milot Rashica in this game due to the open situation of a possible change,” said Kohfeldt.
Per Kicker, this decision came after Manchester City opted to play Leroy Sané in the Community Shield. The German picked up a season ending injury which resulted in the Premier League club losing money on an eventual transfer to Bayern Munich.
RB Leipzig have shown significant interest in signing Rashica, who could leave Werder Bremen if they receive a transfer of around €25 million.