Having scored ten goals in his debut season in Italy so far, Serbian striker Patrik Schick is definitely impressing at Sampdoria. The 21-year-old managed to have a quick impact at the Serie A side, and that’s why he shouldn’t be staying there for much longer.
According to Tuttosport, Tottenham, Arsenal, Juventus, Inter Milan, Napoli and Milan are all keeping an eye on him and considering the signing for the next transfer window.
As their local newspaper, Tuttosport have more insight on Juventus’ plans for the player. The Old Lady would be thinking of getting him this summer, and as their stars make it difficult for youngsters to get minutes, he would be loaned to Genoa for one season.
Earlier this month, Tottenham scouts were spotted in Inter Milan’s game against Sampdoria, and although local outlets claimed the officials were keeping an eye on Inter players, they were probably following the striker as well. Lucky enough, he scored on that night.
Mauricio Pochettino was said to be keen on Geoffrey Kondogbia and Jeison Murillo at Inter, but Tottenham interest in Schick made more sense, and since then Spurs have been repeatedly linked.
Whilst Pochettino has a good variety of options upfront, it’s worth keeping an eye on Schick. Vincent Janssen has only scored two Premier League goals since signing for Tottenham, and whilst there’s no suggestion of the Dutchman being edged out of Spurs, Pochettino may well be looking for added firepower.
Signed from Sparta Praga for €4m last summer, Schick agreed a four-year deal at Sampdoria, which includes a release clause of €25m for clubs from abroad. Tuttosport seems to believe the price would be the same for local clubs, but €25m is achievable for Tottenham and other English clubs.
Given the player’s age and his 9 goals, plus an assist, in just over 100 Serie A minutes, Schick sounds like a good investment, a typical Tottenham transfer.