Patrik Schick to Man United?
One of the interesting deals last summer in Serie A saw Patrik Schick move from Sampdoria to Roma.
Roma agreed to pay Samp an immediate loan fee of €5 million, to be followed by an additional €9 million payment on completion of the deal.
Roma also also committed to paying up to €8 million in add-ons, while Sampdoria are entitled to a final payment of €20m in February 2020.
Yet, despite only being in the Italian capital for a few months, the Czech Republic star has now spoken about joining Man United.
Local Czech news outlet Reporter Magazin have published the following quotes from Schick:
Money? I take it as motivation, and I hope that in a few years I can move to an even bigger club where logically I’ll be paid even more – that motivation has always helped me a lot.
It’s not really possible to move much higher [than Roma] but there are a few clubs… let’s say Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester United.
Schick slams Juventus
Before he completed his move to Roma, many though Schick would be signing for Juventus.
That belief was more than wishful thinking as Schick held a very public medical with Juventus in the summer.
And yet the move never transpired. The Czech striker has now commented on what really happened:
The season ended and I could choose, the offers I liked most came from Rome, Milan and Turin. Finally I decided on Juventus, not least because I was called by [Vice-President] Pavel Nedved and it all sounded so exciting.
I was looking forward to it, and frankly in June I felt like a Juventus player, but I wasn’t…
I knew it was nothing serious, just some inflammation that would pass soon. I was fine, and I knew there was enough time to rest and everything would be normal, but Juventus delayed my transfer.
When I came back from my holiday, Mr [Pavel] Paska [Schick’s agent] said we had to go to Turin for another medical.
I told him I wasn’t going anywhere, that it was already getting on my nerves and I’m not flying to Turin, it would be useless.
Schick reacts on Instagram
As the new Schick quotes do the rounds, the Czech star has taken to social media to post his reaction to all the stories.
Schick posted the following message on Instagram Stories: “Who did the translation of my interview? They don’t understand Czech!”
— Filippo Biafora (@Fil_Biafora) November 7, 2017