It has been a few years since Juventus has had some Czech Republic representation.
It seems as though that’s about to change. And if Patrik Schick ends up being anything close to what the last Czech attacker who wore a Juventus jersey was, then there’s going to be plenty of good times to be had.
According to multiple reports out of Italy over the past two days, Juventus and Sampdoria have agreed to a deal for the 21-year-old forward who had a host of Italian and European clubs trying to acquire his services this summer. There were even a report via Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio on Monday that Paris Saint-Germain tried a last-minute swoop to sign Schick, offering €35 million to bring him to France, but there was no movement on that front with Juventus already in pole position.
TAKE THAT, PSG. (Now give us Marco Verratti for a cut-rate price!)
Here are the reported details of the deal, courtesy of Di Marzio:
The Bianconeri will pay a fee of 30.5 million euro. There will be no loan, but the transfer fee will be paid over 3 years. We will know for sure if he will be apart of Allegri's plans after the summer retreat. If not, he will go out on loan, with Sampdoria having the priority. In fact, Ferraro inserted a clause in the agreement that he can get the player back for another year, if he decides to leave Juventus in future.
Schick’s release clause was reported to be at €25 million, meaning Juventus will be paying a decent amount more than initially expected when rumors of their interested first began. Ans as pointed out above, there will reportedly be no season on loan with obligation to buy clause like we heard there might be earlier in the week.
Soon this will be official. We think.