Amidst interest from other clubs, Croatian forward Ante Rebic prefers a move to Bayern Munich to reunite with coach Niko Kovac.
The past few months have arguably been the biggest in Ante Rebic‘s playing career. Since ending the season as Eintracht Frankfurt’s best player in their emphatic 3-1 victory over Bayern Munich in the DFB Pokal, the Croatian has been heavily linked with a move to the Allianz Arena.
He’s become a crucial player in the Croatian national side as well, helping lead his nation to the World Cup semifinals — and could potentially help take them to the final. The 24-year-old has been a real breakout star, and is now receiving attention from clubs all across Europe.
According to Sport Bild, Manchester United, Napoli, Arsenal and Tottenham have all expressed interest in the Frankfurt man. Rebic, however, would much prefer a move to Bayern Munich where he would reunite with Niko Kovac, who has been instrumental in his development.
The interest from Kovac is reciprocated. He rates the player highly and believes he could use him to great effect in Bavaria.
There’s only one problem, though. Sport Bild‘s report suggests that Eintracht Frankfurt are demanding upwards of €50 million for Rebic’s services. Although he is showing all the signs of becoming a fantastic player, that’s an outrageous price for someone who has hardly proven himself.
Bayern — whose record transfer fee was broken last summer when they purchased Corentin Tolisso for €41.5 million — wouldn’t even consider a transfer for Ante Rebic at that steep price.
In fact, that rumored figure is miles away from what Bayern would likely consider the Croatian’s value at.
Sure, he’s an extremely versatile and hard-working forward who could provide great depth to the Bavarian attack. But he’s far from a guaranteed starter, and he’s not young enough to be considered an exciting prospect.
If Niko Kovac is serious about wanting to bring his compatriot to the Bavarian capital, he’ll have to use his connections to significantly lower the asking price of his former club. It’s nearly impossible to see the club spending anything over €30 million for the player, and even that would be a huge shock.