Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have been rivals for decades. The Gunners and the Lilywhites have gone head-to-head in countless heated battles on the field, and now they are about to take this rivalry to the boardroom, with the pair battling it out to sign Sampdoria’s Patrik Schick.
That’s according to the Daily Mail, who say that the agent of the 21-year-old forward has been in London this week, to discuss terms with both club’s ahead of the summer transfer window which is now just a couple of months away. The odds of 21-year-old leaving Sampdoria this summer has significantly been reduced. It will be interesting to see what the bookies will offer on U.C. Sampdoria. In the meantime, you can sign up at online bookmakers | Freebets.co.uk and try your luck with a free bet offer
Shick is from the Czech Republic and has been plying his trade in the Serie A over the last twelve months, where he has been slowly but surely making a real name for himself. In 26 games in all competitions this campaign, he has found the back of the net nine times – which is a pretty solid return for a striker who is so young.
At this point in time, it’s quite tough to work out which club he would choose, so we’ve gone over a few potential deciding factors when it comes to picking his eventual destination.
First up, let’s look at the competition. As of right now, Arsenal are struggling to find that reliable striker who’ll score them countless goals every season. The frontrunners for that job at this point in time are Olivier Giroud, who doesn’t really fit Arsenal’s mantra, and Danny Welbeck, who is always on the treatment table for one reason or another.
When you compare that to Tottenham Hotspur, they obviously have one of the best in the business in the form of Harry Kane On top of that, Son Heung-min has proven he has what it takes to find the back of the net when needed. We cannot discount Vincent Janssen, either. In terms of playing time, if I were Schick I’d opt for Arsenal every single time.
Another pivotal factor when it comes to changing sides is whether they have Champions League football on offer. Tottenham Hotspur are challenging for the title and they look a shoe-in to make it into European football’s elite competition come the end of the season, whereas Arsenal are wallowing in seventh place right now.
I guess it’s down to the player and what he wants. If I were him, a move to The Emirates would be the logical choice because he will play more, and you just know that Arsenal will somehow find a way to better Spurs. Heck, they always do.