Sampdoria have slammed the “farce” surrounding Patrik Schick’s proposed transfer to Juventus and warn “we’ll take him back and sell him on”.
Schick underwent a Juve medical almost a month ago, but the striker has yet to complete his switch to the champions, with rumours surfacing of a medical issue being flagged up.
“Schick? It’s a farce. He’s not healthy, he’s really healthy,” Samp owner Massimo Ferrero told Il Secolo XIX.
“What they found is equivalent to a cold! If Juventus want to back out, we’ll sell him to one of the other four clubs that are ready to buy him.
“I think he’ll eventually go to Juventus, otherwise we’ll take him back and add a nice ‘maybe’, given his release clause has now expired and we can sell him for not just €30m but possibly €40-50m.
“Juventus on loan? Sampdoria won’t go back a millimetre on any agreements.
“The lad is healthy, he can play, yet now we have to worry about who’s put out rumours that could damage the image of one of the brightest talents in European football.
“Enough talk about nothing: the sick are sick, the healthy are healthy and Schick is very healthy, so the problem doesn’t exist.”