ENGLISH FOOTBALL

Man City aims to sign Arsenal target Patrik Schick

Patrik Schick

Patrik Schick is in the headlines as five EPL clubs are reportedly interested in signing him. The Czech international is in impressive form for his club Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The 25-year old has scored 16 times in 14 Bundesliga appearances and is currently the second-best scorer in the league.

Schick was also the standout name in the Euro 2020 scoring 5 goals and was the joint top scorer in the tournament. His goal against Scotland was voted as the “Goal of the tournament”. That goal was later nominated for the Fifa Puskas Award.

Clubs interested in signing Patrik Schick

A number of Premier League clubs are showing interest among which Arsenal have been keeping tabs on him for months.

Aubameyang may leave Arsenal according to various sources and Lacazette might not extend his contract as well. As a result, it is clear that Arsenal is in dire need of a striker and Schick might be the perfect addition.

Meanwhile, Manchester City‘s manager Pep Guardiola would sign a striker in the transfer window according to journalist Ekrem Konur. So Schick is definitely one of the strikers in his list.

According to transfermarkt, PSG might also join the race as they look on to replace Mauro Icardi. Tottenham might also join the race for Schick in case Harry Kane leaves them in the summer transfer window.

Other clubs like West Ham and Everton are also in the race to sign the Bayer Leverkusen striker according to 90min.

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Schick’s current contract with Bayer Leverkusen

Schick is currently under a contract running until 2025 with Leverkusen. As a result, his transfer fee will land in the region of $70m. Adding to that, Leverkusen might ask for a higher price for mid-season sales.

Prediction

Although a lot of teams seems to be interested, Manchester City with their budget and squad will hold an upper edge in signing him. Arsenal also has a fair amount of chance in case Man City opts for any other striker.

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