Date: 29th March 2019 at 7:26pm
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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.

When Everton Blue Army later shared TuttoMercatoWEB’s report on Twitter, this is what you made of the rumour…