Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport have claimed that Premier League trio Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Newcastle United are all interested in signing Patrik Schick – if he does not join RB Leipzig on a permanent basis.
Schick, 24, joined Leipzig on a loan-to-buy deal from Roma last summer after scoring just eight goals in 58 Roma appearances. The Czech Republic international has blossomed in Germany, netting 10 goals in 24 games.
The former Sampdoria star has been in stunning form since the restart. Starting the last four of Leipzig’s six games after the restart, Schick has scored three times. His physical frame also brings others into the game, too.
The report claims Leipzig had the chance to sign Schick for £26million in two instalments, or £24million in one go. But those clauses have expired, and it is unlikely that Leipzig will sign him – despite praise from his boss.
In a press conference, Nagelsmann described Schick as a “dream player” of his, as per GGFN. All three English clubs are said to have asked about Schick, with Roma looking for £24million in order to avoid a loss on the striker.
TBR’s view – Schick is perfect for the Premier League
Physical, excellent in the air but more than able to bring others into play, Schick is also very adept with the ball at his feet. In the mould of Robert Lewandowski, he would be an excellent addition to most Premier League sides.
The Czech thrives off of confidence and needs plenty of faith in his ability. He has shown in starting the last four games, that he can score goals regularly – but he should not be solely judged on that.
Playing alongside a goal machine such as Timo Werner is crucial. At £24million, Schick could prove to be a bargain for any of Spurs, Newcastle or Everton.