Date: 25th June 2020 at 7:45am
Written by: Harrison Ball

According to an update in Tuesday’s paper edition of Corriere dello Sport via Sport Witness, Tottenham have been gifted the chance to sign AS Roma striker Patrik Schick by a former club employee – with former Spurs technical director Franco Baldini turning to us as a potential buyer for the 6ft 2 forward. 

Schick, scoring a prolific 10 goals in 15 Bundesliga starts, has been on Tottenham’s radar recently as the club search for a potential Harry Kane alternative – with ex-club staff member Baldini now ‘offering‘ the Czech Republic international as an option.

Is Schick a decent alternative to Harry Kane?

Yes, bring him in

Yes, bring him in

Not for £22.5m

Not for £22.5m

The 24-year-old, currently on loan at RB Leipzig, is reportedly on the fringes of Roma’s future plans – and Baldini has now been tasked with finding a buyer for no less than €25 million (£22.5 million). 

Indeed, Baldini has apparently made contact with Spurs over a potential deal, but it’s still unclear whether the offer was received positively by our club or Jose Mourinho.

Leipzig were given the chance to sign Schick on a permanent contract but refused to pay the pre-arranged €29m (£26.2m) – with their proposed lower bid apparently being rejected. 

Now, Spurs have been handed the same opportunity to capture the ‘special‘ striker, but should chairman Daniel Levy opt against his own current transfer policy amid the global pandemic?

While both Kane and Schick are neck in neck when it comes to successful aerial duels as per WhoScored, our star striker looks far superior by the numbers – averaging more shots and completed dribbles domestically.

Because we could be only searching for a back-up option, £22.5m is perhaps a little steep given the current climate.

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