Everton are interested in Bayer Leverkusen forward and Euro 2020 star Patrik Schick, according to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness).
It would take a ‘very high’ fee to prise him from Leverkusen just a year after his arrival, with the report floating a €40million figure.
Following the quarterfinals, Czech Republic frontman Schick was the joint top-scorer at the Euros with five goals, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.
Recapping Schick’s mighty Euros
Schick scored twice in the Czechs’ opener against Scotland, the second a sensational lob from just past the halfway line that may yet win goal of the tournament.
The 25-year-old then netted a penalty in a 1-1 draw with Croatia before finding the target again in a Round of 16 upset against the Netherlands.
Last weekend, Schick’s fifth goal of the tournament wasn’t enough to prevent the Czech Republic being knocked out by Denmark.
He came into the tournament on the back of a decent season at club level, with nine Bundesliga goals in 20 starts.
Fan feed The Toffee Blues relayed Gazzetta’s claims, and here’s how fans reacted.
These Everton fans opposed to Schick move
“Was only a matter of time before we got linked with him, why would we spend 40 mil on a backup striker?”
“I wouldn’t want this. I think he has been excellent in the Euros and I would hate for him to come to Everton and we ruin him”
“He doesn’t score enough goals. We need goals.”
“I’m sure Brands wouldn’t buy players just based on the Euros.”
“Hahaha he’s had a good euros but no.”
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