Marcel Brands may have just identified his perfect centre-forward target, one that ticks all his boxes, as TuttoMercatoWEB understands that we are interested in AS Roma’s Patrik Schick.
The former Sampdoria striker has struggled for form since moving to the Italian capital, but he was once considered to be the next big thing in the Serie A after firing home 13 goals in 35 appearances for the Blucerchiati.
His move to the Stadio Olimpico, however, has been plagued by injuries and a lack of form, with Schick only able to add eight more goals to his career tally while at the Giallorossi.
The two aspects are now suggested to have led Roma to consider his sale in the summer, with TMW citing a high valuation of close to €24million (£20.6m), along with interest from RB Leipzig.
TMW, though, also adds that the Giallorossi could agree to a loan deal with an option to buy, providing that the stipulated price next year would suit their vision for the future, as they will need to free money from their books should they miss out on the Champions League.
Either deal would be a great step in our future, with Schick still only 23-years-old and would be a great partner for Dominic Calvert-Lewin to work alongside, although the loan route would offer us wiggle room to assess his fitness and ability to adapt to the Premier League first.
Calvert-Lewin is also one of the reasons why we are unlikely to be chasing a prolific centre-forward in the summer, with Brands making it clear that the club want to unlock his potential, along with Richarlison and Ademola Lookman.
He’s quality. I rated Digne before we bought him and I rate Shick. Hope we get him!
— Leigh Parry (@Leigh_R_Parry) March 29, 2019
Would do this all day long. Looked great at sampdoria
— steve doyle (@toffee5000) March 28, 2019
Think he’s on Steve Walshes radar….bit late????????,he went over to Italy to sign five players and came back with a Domino pizza…..
— michael jennat (@mickeyjayjay) March 28, 2019
— Lazar Gehrig (@LazarGehrig) March 28, 2019
All for it if the report is correct. I do trust Marcel Brands in him acquiring the best players for the club.
— Peter Papadopoulos (@PeterPapadopo11) March 29, 2019
Does he play week in week out for Roma? If not then it’s a no for me,
Not good enough for them then not good enough for us!
— Pete murphy (@ToffeeFella14) March 28, 2019
What about West Ham ? …… we can’t be interested in someone they aren’t ????
— Tony (@Oudec) March 28, 2019
He’s got the squarest face I’ve ever seen! Proper box head, I’m sure we could make a cracking song for him ????????
— #KJEFC (@khrjacko) March 28, 2019