Manchester City are reportedly keeping tabs on Czech striker Patrik Schick at Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.
As per Fichajes, Manchester City will make their intentions known for Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick. The 26-year-old has been one of the most in-form attackers in Europe currently, and a number of clubs are circling around for his service.
In Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez, Manchester City currently have two of the most fierce goal poachers in Europe. And the duo has been churning out consistent performances week in and week out.
Pep Guardiola already made it pretty clear Manchester City will not be involved in January business. So a deal next summer might seem viable for Schick. The reigning champions lost their undefeated tag against Liverpool earlier in the Premier League season, and their recent loss against Brentford has put the club on high alert.
Schick recently signed a long-term contract with Bayer Leverkusen this year. So Manchester City will have to offer another big-money sum to a Bundesliga club to align him alongside Haaland and Alvarez.
Atletico Madrid will also venture into the summer transfer market to freshen their attacking lineup, and Schick remains one of their targets. The Spanish giants could part ways with Joao Felix, a target for PSG and Manchester United. And as far as Schick’s recent form is concerned, the 26-year-old could prove to be an upgrade on the Portuguese international.
The Czech Republic international is very agile in the final third and is the conventional centre forward who converts chances into goals. Atletico Madrid currently lack that kind of profile, and Schick would fit the bill perfectly.
Manchester City’s arch-rivals Manchester United have also appeared to be interested in the 26-year-old as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. Replacing Ronaldo’s goals will not be easy, and Erik ten Hag wants to go through the tried and tested method.
Schick will have a tough choice to make as it stands as the striker will have several approaches next summer. And Leverkusen will likely be ready to cash in on the player, who has been their main source of goals. The star striker has not been prolific this term in Bundesliga, but that should not be a problem in his potential move next summer.