Sampdoria Striker Patrick Schick Could Be Set to Join Inter After Collapse of Juventus Deal

Thursday July 20th, 2017

​Sampdoria striker Patrick Schick could be on the verge of a move to Inter after a proposed deal to join Juventus fell through.

​Ginaluca Di Marzio has reported that the Czech forward's representatives have met with the Inter hierarchy to discuss the details of the potential transfer. According to the Italian journalist, Schick, who found the net 11 times in 32 Serie A appearances last season, 'could soon enjoy a new experience at Inter.'

The 21-year-old's planned move to Juventus was scuppered by discoveries during the player's medical, after a €30m fee had been agreed.


"The clubs Sampdoria and Juventus announce that it was decided, by mutual agreement, not to complete the transfer of the player Patrik Schick," a statement said.

Sampdoria owner Massimo Ferrero later categorically dismissed reports that an alleged heart issue had been the reason for the failure of the transfer.

REGGIO NELL'EMILIA, RE - APRIL 15: Patrik Schick of Sampdoria celebrates after scoring 0-1 during the Serie A match between US Sassuolo and UC Sampdoria at Mapei Stadium - Citta' del Tricolore on April 15, 2017 in Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)
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"What they found is equivalent to a cold!" he told Il Secolo XIX. "If Juventus want to back out, we'll sell him to one of the other four clubs that are ready to buy him.


"I think he'll eventually go to Juventus, otherwise we'll take him back and add a nice 'maybe,' given his release clause has now expired and we can sell him for not just €30m but possibly €40-50m."

Udinese's Jakub Jankto, who played with Schick for the Czech Republic at the European Under-21 Championship, added: "I knew he had some minor heart problems, but they shouldn't be anything serious."

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