Football agent Pavel Paska claims that West Ham manager David Moyes has asked him recently about Roma hitman Patrik Schick, when speaking to eFotbal.
The Hammers need to sign a new striker this summer.
Sebastien Haller has failed to impress since moving to the London Stadium and Albian Ajeti looks set for the exit door.
The problem for Moyes is that money is tight this summer. So he must sell before he buys.
The West Ham boss should be able to garner sufficient funds, however, with the likes of Manuel Lanzini, Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko, Jack Wilshere and Arthur Masuaku amongst those who could be sold (ExWHUemployee).
Could David Moyes be looking to shop in Rome?
And football agent Pavel Paska has told eFotbal that Moyes is in the market for Roma striker Patrik Schick:
“So far, West Ham and I have exchanged only the first love letters. Now we will take a break and return to negotiations after the holidays. Moyes asked me about Patrik Schick, but also about some other players. He wanted to know what Patrik looked like at the moment.”
The 24-year-old joined Roma from Sampdoria in the summer of 2017 on loan before making his move a permanent one the following year for around £38 million (Roma’s official website).
And the 22-capped Czech Republic international has gone on to score only eight goals in 58 games for Roma (Transfermarkt).
Schick spent last season on loan in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig and racked up 10 goals in 22 games. And he showed glimpses of what he is really capable of.
Whether Roma will be ready to sell the 6ft 3in target man for a reduced fee, however remains to be seen.
Because West Ham probably won’t be able to sign the Czech striker unless they are offered a real cut-price deal for him.