Earlier this week, it was revealed that Franco Baldini, currently an advisor at AS Roma, was handed the mandate of finding a buyer for Patrik Schick.
Currently on loan at RB Leipzig, the Czech Republic international can stay with the German side in exchange for €29m, but that’s a fee the club aren’t ready to meet, offering €20m instead.
This isn’t enough for the Italians, hence their attempts to find a new buyer, preferably in the Premier League, which is where Everton and Newcastle United come in.
We’ve already gone over both clubs’ situation when they were described as ‘true pretenders’, with the Magpies in more dire need of firepower than the Toffees, but it appears the struggles are real in Rome.
Il Messaggero state that other than a couple of enquiries from Everton and Newcastle, there is ‘little to nothing’ for Schick at the moment.
That could be because of the Premier League restarting, meaning the focuses of Carlo Ancelotti and Steve Bruce are currently elsewhere, and bar Chelsea, we doubt many clubs will be doing big deals anytime soon.
At least not before July 26th.