RB Leipzig are preparing to activate the release clause of Patrik Schick to make his move from Roma a permanent one.
According to a report from Calciomercato, the German flyers have been impressed enough with Schick to consider making their move.
Schick is currently enjoying a fruitful loan spell in the Bundesliga. The Czech striker has scored seven times in just 15 league appearances to help Leipzig climb the table.
However, his deal with the German outfit is set to expire this summer. But with the current global situation still gripping the footballing world, it is believed Leipzig will now make their move.
Schick moved to Roma from Sampdoria in the summer of 2018 for £26.1m (transfermarkt). The striker struggled in the Italian capital, though, subsequently making the move to RB Leipzig on loan last summer.
The 24-year-old has previously spoken of his desire to move to the Premier League. Indeed, it was claimed by Tuttomercatoweb that Everton were keen on landing the striker.
The Toffees, however, seem to have missed the boat now though with Leipzig set to make their move.
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Despite the emergence of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton still needs to add some more strikers this summer.
Signing Schick, then, would have been an ideal move for the Toffees. The Czech star is strong, pretty quick, and certainly knows where the goal is.
He’s been playing in a successful Leipzig team, too, so would come with a winning mentality.
Carlo Ancelotti will no doubt move on but you can’t help thinking this might prove to be one that got away for the Goodison Park outfit.