As we talked about just before that whole thing called the Champions League final, there is quite a host of clubs that have lined for the chance to sign young Sampdoria striker Patrik Schick. The young Czech Republic natuve was impressive in his first Serie A season, obviously a sign that he could very well be ready for the step up to a bigger and better club.
But there has always been one frontrunner when it comes to potentially getting Schick’s signature. That club has been Juventus.
And it looks like things aren’t changing at all.
According to Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are closing in on winning the race to sign the 21-year-old Schick, who scored 11 goals in 32 Serie A appearances this past season. This comes in the wake of the reports before the trip to Cardiff that a host of Serie A clubs — including Roma, Inter Milan and AC MIlan — as well as Borussia Dortmund have queued up to try and sign Samp’s up-and-coming striker.
After extending the contract of manager Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus is now focused on acquiring players. One of the first additions is expected to be Patrick Schick, who is coming off an excellent first in Serie A for Sampdoria. Juventus has already spoken to the striker and now sporting director Paratici will work on finalizing the deal with his counter part Osti at Sampdoria, some players could be inserted in the transaction.
The transfer fee for Schick has been rumored to be in the €20 million to €25 million range, which obviously speaks volumes about the potential that Sampdoria feels that he has. And as Juve and Samp negotiate what seems like a deal that is going to be closed rather soon, then we will wait to see just how much the six-time defending Serie A champions end up spending for one of the better young players Italy’s top flight has to offer.
And based on how Juventus really struggled in the area of depth up front this season after Max Allegri switched to the 4-2-3-1 formation, adding somebody like Schick who seems to have plenty of upside makes sense.
Pavel Nedved approves of Juventus going after Schick and bringing him to Turin. So if Pavel says it’s a good move, who are we to disagree with him, right? He knows a thing or two about a thing or two.