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The market for Sampdoria striker Patrik Schick is reportedly getting bigger by the week

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As far as we know, Juventus is interested in Sampdoria’s young Croatian striker Patrik Schick. There have been reports that Pavel Nedved is the man spearheading Juve’s attempts to bring the 21-year-old to Turin. There have been other reports that say Juve’s attempts to sign Schick are basically over and done with as a deal is close.

At this point, we don’t really know where Juventus’ progress in the deal may stand.

Other than the fact that they’re not the only team trying to sign Schick.

Over the course of the last week, we’ve heard that Juventus aren’t the only team trying to pry Schick away from the Luigi Ferraris. Not by a long shot. Clubs like Inter Milan, AC Milan, Roma and Napoli are all reportedly interested in Schick. And when you throw in Borussia Dortmund coming into the fray in recent days, then the list just seems to be growing even more than before.

Juventus, Inter, and Borussia Dortmund are three concrete options for the Sampdoria attacker. An important factor in his decision making is the level of opportunity which would be found at his new club: Schick would like to be transferred immediately, and more importantly, would like to have a decent amount of playing time. It is to be understood whether Juventus can offer this to the Sampdoria striker with Inter and Borussia both competing for the player’s signature.

(Source: Gianluca Di Marzio)

Schick is one of the handful of names being thrown out there as possible summer signings for Juventus this summer. And judging by the fact that Schick “would like to have a decent amount of playing time” and stay possibly stay in a league he has gotten to know in Serie A, a move to Juventus is something that could very well peak his interest.

(As I’d say otherwise, right?

I mean, I don’t know about you guys, but it would be nice for Juventus to have some depth up front if the 4-2-3-1 is going to be sticking around for another season or two. I’m sure having Gonzalo Higuain play the vast majority of games isn’t something that would benefit him going forward with his 30s just around the corner.

We’ll see where this one goes. I think it’s safe to say at this point that one of the more likely destinations for Schick is arriving in Turin. But maybe that’s just me being optimistic and hoping that Juve get a solid option — and one that’s young enough that can develop at the club for the next few seasons — so that they don’t run Higuain into the ground.