Newcastle United are reportedly targeting a bid for AS Roma ace Patrick Schick in the upcoming summer transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.
As per the report, the striker, who is currently on loan at RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga, has emerged as a transfer target regardless of the outcome of the proposed takeover in the North East, although he may sign after it if the £300m deal is approved by the Premier League before the transfer window opens.
RB Leipzig apparently have the option to buy him for £21m but Roma are looking for offers closer to £24m and, providing that Steve Bruce’s team avoid relegation this season, they will likelybe able to afford the transfer fee given that they will receive funds for staying in the Premier League among other factors. Therefore, it should not be affected by the prospective takeover.
The 24-year old has been in relatively impressive form in Germany so far in the 2019/20 campaign, having scored 10 goals and supplied three assists in 25 games in all competitions, according to Transfermarkt.
The Magpies will surely be looking for a potent goalscorer to lead the line for them from next season onward following Joelinton’s rather poor outlay so far, as the big striker could ultimately pay the price for arguably not finding the back of the net often enough.
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Schick may have the capabilities to show the Brazilian how it is done but, like the 23-year old before his move to St. James’ Park, the Czech international has no previous experience in English football.
Nevertheless, given his form in Germany, Schick may have a point to prove that he can perform in England as well.
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