Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick has emerged as a 2022 target for a number of Premier League clubs. But the German side is in no hurry to sell, 90min understand.
Schick is currently one of the top scorers in the Bundesliga this season – his figure of 16 goals so far has ended up between Robert Lewandowski (19) and Erling Haaland (13).
The 25-year-old was a prominent star at the European Championships 2020 earlier this year – and finished as joint top scorer with Cristiano Ronaldo, while he has since been nominated for the FIFA Puskas Award for his brilliant halfway run against Scotland in the group stage.
English clubs have been following Schick closely since the summer and 90min can reveal that some of the Premier League’s biggest hits are among them – the scouting reports about the former Sampdoria and RB Leipzig talent have been enormously positive.
90min understands that Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, West Ham and Everton have seen him play in recent months. Manchester United’s interim manager Ralf Rangnick is also a known fan of the player, having signed for RB Leipzig during his final year with the organization.
PSG’s Kylian Mbappe, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and most recently Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic have ended up in the transfer headlines, with all three going on in 2022 – but Schick’s name is also being discussed at the highest level as well.
Leverkusen have Schick under contract until 2025, after paying more than the equivalent of £ 20 million for him in 2020 when they recruited him from Roma. They are in no hurry to redeem money and it is believed that, even when it’s time to sell, his fee would be well over £ 50 million.
Sources close to the German club have told 90min that they do not intend to listen to any January interest in Schick as they have a top three in the Bundesliga and a return to the Champions League in sight. Losing their star man now would potentially reduce their chances.
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