Tottenham Ready To Activate £21.5 Million Release Clause For Serie A Striker – Reports

Patrik Schick

Even though Vincent Janssen scored his first goal from open play for Tottenham in the win over Bournemouth, it seems Mauricio Pochettino is set to replace the Dutch striker in the off-season and another highly rated striker has been linked with a move to Spurs.

Patrik Schick might not be well-known to most followers of the Premier League but the 21-year-old has had a decent season for Sampdoria having scored nine goals in 26 Serie A games and also has an assist to his name.

The Czech striker has a release clause of £21.5 million according to Calcio Mercato and it is claimed that Tottenham are willing to match the clause and sign the player up.

The report also claims that Sampdoria want to keep hold of their prized asset and are looking to negotiate a new contract with Schick before Tottenham or any other club tries to sign him up.

Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio also claims that the player’s agent Pavel Puska is set to meet the club president of Sampdoria to try and clear out the air and secure a new contract for his player, despite the interest from Spurs.

Though the former Sparta Prague man is great in the air and could turn out to be a decent option to have on the bench for Harry Kane, the rumour doesn’t make a lot of sense.

Our Verdict

Tottenham have someone who seems to be finding his way at the club with Janssen’s recent performances being decent. He might lack the goal scoring instinct that he had at AZ Alkmaar but the Dutchman is trying his best and maybe Pochettino has a way to turn the career around for the 22-year-old striker.

Spurs also have to be careful with their spending as they are planning to shift to a new stadium and moving for a player that hasn’t been tested in the Premier League doesn’t seem to be the right move now.

Pochettino will surely have plans to add quality players in the summer but Schick doesn’t seem to be one player that will join the London club.

  • c b waters

    Janssen won’t leave. Poch likes him and so do the players. He

  • c b waters

    As I was saying. Poch likes him as do his team mates, and he works hard for the team. His hold up play allows others the freedom to create and score ..and it’s only a matter of time before he scores regularly himself. He’s a young guy who fits into Poch’s system, and one day he’s going to be loved by the fans. We need (and have) team players ..not just big name strikers who may not fit into our system or want to play second fiddle to Harry.