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Scouts from Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea were all in attendance for Patrik Schick’s poacher’s finish in Sampdoria’s surprise 2-1 shunning of Inter Milan on Monday, reports VioletSport FC’s Peter O’Rourke.
Inter and Borussia Dortmund are also interested in Schick, but it’s believed the three Premier League giants are jostling for the lead in acquiring the promising youngster’s signature.
The Czech forward, 21, has made some impressive early strides in Italian football after his move from Sparta Prague last summer, scoring eight goals despite starting just six Serie A matches.
He’s also made an impact on the international scene, scoring one goal in three caps since making his debut last May. He was overlooked for the squad during March’s World Cup qualifiers, though, with manager Karel Jarolim preferring just Viktoria Plzen’s Michal Krmencik and Slavia Prague’s Milan Skoda as his out-and-out forwards.
Given his recent arrival, Schick still has three years on his contract, but is understood to have a buyout clause of around £21 million (€24.52 million). Transfermarkt believes he cost Sampdoria only €4 million last July.