It is an open secret that Arsenal need to sign a striker.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Arsenal are eyeing move for Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick.
The 26-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Patrik Schick has been at Bayer Leverkusen since 2020 when he joined from Roma. His contract at Leverkusen is set to expire at the end of the 2024/25 campaign.
The striker banged in 20 goals and provided 3 assists in 24 matches this season across all fronts showcasing just how influential he has been in the final third.
The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Czech Republic. His record for Czech Republic is also impressive. Patrik Schick has scored 17 goals in 33 matches for Czech Republic at senior level.
Schick will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Bayer this term.
Mikel Arteta wants to sign a new striker and Schick is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. The Arsenal manager has kept an eye on Schick for the last few months and he is impressed with the striker’s performances.
The Gunners are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The former Roma man is a traditional number nine, having all types of finishes in his locker. His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Arteta’s side.
According to the report, “Arsenal are watching Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick. The Sun says Schick is the latest striker linked with Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is tipped to recruit a proven frontman as Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah could follow Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out this summer. And 33-cap Czech Republic star Schick has loomed onto the radar of European giants after 20 Bundesliga goals this campaign. Other possible Arteta targets include Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, Real Sociedad ace Alexander Isak and Everton’s England attacker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.”
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The Gunners will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Bayer to the negotiating table. Arsenal have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
Bayer Leverkusen would be wise to keep the Czech Republic international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Patrik Schick ideal fit for Arsenal?
If Arsenal and Arteta are seriously considering a striker, Schick could also prove to be a smart option.
Signing the 26-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Arteta.
A striker of Schick’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Arsenal squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Mikel Arteta’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his attacking department.
Arsenal fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see if Arsenal are willing to pay the asking price for Schick.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.