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Juventus move for Patrik Schick

April 25, 2017 - 8:26 am

Juventus are tracking Sampdoria striker Patrik Schick and could hold the upper-hand in a potential transfer.

The 21-year-old Czech international has enjoyed a breakthrough season with Sampdoria, scoring 10 goals in 12 starts for the Blucerchiati and has attracted attention from Inter Milan, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Man City and host of other clubs.

According to Turin based daily Tuttosport, Juve have tried to beat the competition by moving early to secure a deal for the striker. Beppe Marotta reportedly met with Samp about Schick and any potential deal between the two sides would see the player remain in Genoa for next season. The same would also apply to Milan Skriniar who Juve have scouted in the past.

Part of the deal could involve the loan of new Juventus signee Rodrigo Bentancur, who is set to move to Turin this summer having completed his recent transfer to the Bianconeri.

Tuttosport go on to report that Juve could help Sampdoria further by aiding in their purchase of Sebastián Driussi who has attracted the attention of Blucerchiati. Juventus could sign the player and loan him straight out to Samp next season or aid in the signing while retaining a buyout clause for the player.


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    thegutterpoet April 25, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Very smart move indeed, and I hope in this case there is so much smoke that embers actually exist as Mr Schick looks consistently very impressive indeed. Great feet, superb close control with an eye for goal. Also very confident indeed for a player of 21.

    What is for certain is that we require a decent back-up for Higuain. The Czech is too young to fill those boots, at least by Juve standards, and yet he is accustomed to the league. And then there is a certain Bioty Kean to consider, who we desperately need to keep happy else we will lose him. A loan move to a foreign club was Raiola’s tentative demands a while back, yet this seems more a stepping stone to highlight his talents for other teams to come in an nick him before he hits 18 and signs a professional contract.

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      BelgianJuventino April 25, 2017 at 11:20 am

      Concerning Bentancur, do you think there really is a clause involved that gives Boca 50% of any future transfer fee? Somehow I just can’t believe it.

      We sold them Tevez for first right on 3 youngsters and for as far as I know, we’re only cashing in on Bentancur – the other 2 youngsters being labelled as not good enough.

      If there now is any truth to this clause, I really do think Boca got the sweeter end of the deal. They got their “homesick” star Tevez for as long as he was “homesick” and are now in line to cash twice on Bentancur. (I do assume we’ll never see the lad at Juve, barring some stellar performances elsewhere)

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        Jas April 25, 2017 at 11:45 am

        The clause is real and is a bit annoying I agree but keep in mind this is probably one of the top 3 most talented young players in South America. The other players we could’ve received just didn’t make the cut but it was a smart deal non the less. Keep in mind the transfer fee was already agreed upon during Tevez’s sale so 9.5million split over two seasons is really pocket change for this big of a talent. My guess is that he could’ve gone anywhere between 15-20 million given how many English clubs were interested. The 50% of future transfer proceeds is annoying but there’s ways around it, sell him to a serie a club with a buyback option which I’m pretty sure we will end up doing. That small fee covers the clause and we retain him 100%.

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          BelgianJuventino April 25, 2017 at 3:01 pm

          Remind me not to do business deals with you, you sly bastard! Haha no in all seriousness, I hadn’t looked at it that way yet.

          Is he rated that high? I don’t know him very well, but it looks to me like he will be sold off in a few seasons or used as a makeweight for someone else.

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          Xx RForcE xX April 26, 2017 at 2:55 am

          or swap deal and boca can stick their 50% you know where

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      Jas April 25, 2017 at 11:47 am

      I wouldn’t mind loaning Kean out, he’s not going to get any minutes next season. Given how much more capital the team will have after making it this far in champions league, the competition for a starting place will only get tougher. I would actually love to see him in bundesliga, say a Mainz or Freiburg. Best place for him to get allot of playing minutes and take that next step in development.

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    Bjarke Broby April 26, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Shick is the real deal, I believe. I have some czech friends, who are all just praising him (one of those guys bragged about nutmegging Schick at junior level, and then the other mentioned that afterwards Schick scored four goals and nutmegged the aforementioned thrice). They adore him!)

    He is still pretty young, but I cannot see why he should not be Juve material next year. He works hard, he has composure, great skills and superb finishing abilities. If Zaza (who I adore), could have been a quality back-up to Higuain, this guy would fit even better=> Higuain is not getting younger, we need proven serie A back up, Schlick moves from a Ligurian bench to a well-heated Juventus Stadium bench where he will get opportunities alike those in Sampdoria.

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    Gerald Quinn April 26, 2017 at 4:09 am

    maybe you can help me with my accounting homework XD

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      Jas April 26, 2017 at 11:38 pm

      I think I’ll pass the offer haha

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    Gerald Quinn April 27, 2017 at 5:40 am

    So this means no Mbappe and no Sturidge ?

    I mean we also got to focus on players who can score against other teams, we already have Higuain who is a Serie A, goal specialist, but not a peep from him in europe! I think our next player should be a proven European goal scorer, to take a load off of Dybala