Writing on Twitter, Sport Italia TV journalist Rudy Galetti has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have ‘asked for information’ in regards to Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick.
The Lowdown: Spurs eyeing new striker?
This means Spurs are severely lacking in the out and out striker department with Harry Kane currently the only star option in that position.
The Latest: Journalist says Spurs have made Schick enquiry…
Writing on Twitter, Italian reporter Galetti has claimed that Spurs have ‘asked for information’ in an enquiry to sign Schick this summer.
The Czech Republic striker shined at Euro 2020 and scored one of the goals of the tournament, lobbing Scotland keeper David Marshall from the half way line.
Galetti said that managing director Fabio Paratici ‘appreciates’ the Bundesliga star with Spurs’ enquiry coming ‘in recent days’.
However, Bayer Leverkusen value Schick at around €40 million (£34.4m) – which is currently deemed ‘too high’ by Tottenham.
The Verdict: Worth it?
Schick’s exploits at Euro 2020 highlight the ability that he has, with Czech national team boss Jaroslav Silhavy calling him a ‘genius’ after his heroics against Scotland (The Jakarta Post).
However, his goalscoring record at club level isn’t exactly head-turning.
The 25-year-old scored just nine goals in 20 Bundesliga starts over 20/21 and Tottenham should want a player who can score more consistently as their back up option to Kane.
If Spurs could wiggle down his £34.4m asking valuation, you could start making a case for signing Schick, but for now, it is too high a price to pay given the Lilywhites’ financial situation.
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