Newcastle United make Roma's Patrik Schick top target - and will pursue regardless of takeover success

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Newcastle United have set their sights on a summer move for Patrick Schick, according to the Daily Mail.

The Toon Army are determined to sign a striker this summer and see the Roma frontman as the ideal target.

While a number of other potential deals have been rumoured, most have been chalked off due to the ongoing takeover uncertainty.

However according to the report, a move for Schick is a priority regardless of whether a takeover is completed.

The Czech Republic international has been on loan with RB Leipzig this term and has racked up an impressive 10 goals for the Bundesliga side.

The German high-flyers are said to have had an option to but Schick for a fee of £21million, however that expired at the start of this week.

That means that Roma are open to offers for the striker, with a fee of £24million being tipped as enough to get a deal over the line.

That could include a season-long loan deal with an obligation to buy.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

While most transfer rumours are taken with a pinch of salt, one aspect of this deal is particularly striking.

Many targets are being put on the back-burner while the uncertainty over Newcastle United's takeover gets cleared up, but not this one.

If the report is to be believed, Patrik Schick is a player who the Magpies really want.

It's not hard to see why based on his strike rate in the Bundesliga this term.

Tall, quick and with an eye for goal, he certainly sounds like a player who could hit the ground running in the Premier League.

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