Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly begun negotiations with Roma over the transfer of striker Patrik Schick, according to reports from Italy.
Schick has spent the season on loan at RB Leipzig and enjoyed a decent return in his first Bundesliga season with seven goals in nineteen appearances (transfermarkt).
The centre-forward featured in both legs when he helped Leipzig thrash an injury-stricken Spurs team 4-0 on aggregate in the Champions League round of sixteen this season.
The Czech Republic international admitted back in March that he is attracted by the prospect of playing in the Premier League (iSport.cz).
La Roma 24 reveal that Leipzig have a £25million option to sign Schick on a permanent basis when his loan move comes to an end this summer.
However, the Bundesliga club are reportedly seeking a vast reduction of the price due to the financial impact of the coronavirus, a concession that Roma are not willing to make.
It is suggested that this has allowed Spurs to enter the fray for the 24-year-old with the Lilywhites said to be willing to meet Roma’s valuation.
The report claims that negotiations between Tottenham and Roma for the striker are already underway.
Spurs Web Opinion
Just like the links with Arkadiusz Milik and Vedat Muriqi, the links to Schick make sense are we are short of a centre-forward option who can hold the ball up and offer a physical presence up front. We know Jose likes to have a plan B and I suspect that we will land Muriqi since he is likely to be the least expensive out of the strikers we’ve been linked with.
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