Tottenham in the chase for Patrik Schick

Patrik Schick

Tottenham are one team interested in signing Patrik Schick this summer according to reports in Italy.

Gazzetta Italia suggests Spurs are in the hunt to sign the forward who has ten goals this season, but his parent club, Roma, are unwilling to let him leave for less than €26m (£23.2).

Currently on loan at RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga, Schick has been fighting for the limelight behind Chelsea-bound Timo Werner.

However, the German outfit aren't willing to use their option to buy the Czech Republic international, refusing to cough up the €27m (£24.1m) upfront that Roma were asking for.

As a result, a move to the Premier League could very much be on the cards with Everton and Newcastle set to battle Spurs for his signature. 

GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

Despite playing second fiddle to Werner in Germany, Schick appears to be a very happy footballer. For Spurs, that could be both good and bad news.

That bad news is that he wants to stay with Julian Nagelsmann's men but the positive side is that quite possibly, he'd be willing to play as Harry Kane's back-up in attack if he did move - something he's already doing brilliantly for Werner.

For a long time the Lilywhites have needed someone like Schick to come in when Kane is injured. After all, Jose Mourinho's men won just three of the eight matches they played when the England skipper was out with injury before lockdown.

They may still have the likes of Heung-min Son but Tottenham need further firepower if they are to challenge for honours and build on the Champions League final they reached last season.

Schick's ten strikes in just 20 outings this term is impressive and if he could provide a similar output in the Premier League, he'd be an astute capture by Spurs.

Previously earning comparisons to a certain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Daniel Levy would have himself a bargain.

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