July 19, 2017

​Juventus have officially withdrawn from their pursuit of Sampdoria's Patrik Schick as the two clubs failed to reach an agreement for the transfer of the 21-year-old. 

The young striker had been linked for a number of weeks with a move to Turin for a fee in the region of €30m and had completed his medical with the club in June, however it has now been confirmed that a deal has not been finalised on the Italian giants' ​website

​Gianluca Di Marzio broke the news on Tuesday before official confirmation was received that the two clubs had met in an effort to come to an agreement for the Czech striker, but later in the day a decision had been made by mutual consent not to finalise the transfer. 

Following the delay of confirmation after Schick's medical, it was suggested that Juventus had found something concerning in his medical tests, which Sampdoria owner Massimo Ferrero ferociously denied this week.

Without further explanation, Juventus released a statement which read: "Juventus Football Club confirms that, in agreement with Sampdoria, it has decided not to finalise the transfer of Patrik Schick."

21-year-old Schick netted 11 goals in 32 games with Sampdoria in his debut season in the Serie A, after joining the club only last summer for a fee of €4m.

His performances also earned him the interest of Inter and Borussia Dortmund who are likely to be keeping an eye on these developments. 


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