Once seen as the next best thing in Serie A, Patrik Schick’s career has taken a turn for the worse ever since he swapped Sampdoria for AS Roma.
Scoring 13 goals in 35 appearances with his former club, the 23-year-old has only found the back of the net eight times in 53 games in Italy’s capital.
This, coupled with a few recurring injury issues, has led AS Roma to consider a sale in the summer, and Everton are reportedly interested.
TuttoMercatoWeb on Thursday claim both the Toffees and RB Leipzig in Germany have asked for information regarding the Czech Republic international.
Roma, down their end, want to make sure they don’t lose too much money on the deal, meaning they’ve set their value of Schick at €24m.
However, the Serie A side would be open to the loan with a view to buy option, therefore taking the forward off their hands for at least a season.
This, in light of them likely missing out on Champions League football next season, will help them alleviate their wage bill and potentially allow them to make their money back down the line.
For Everton, it would be a gamble, and getting him on loan first would be the sensible option here, just to assess him first before splashing the cash.
One to keep an eye on.