According to Reporter Magazin (via Off the Post) Roma striker Patrick Schick has indicated his desire to play for Manchester United.
Speaking to Czech publication Reporter Magazin, Patrick Schick has listed Manchester United as one of three clubs that he would consider a step up from his current employers Roma.
The 21-year-old stated, “It is not possible to move much higher. But there are still a couple of clubs left. You know, let’s say Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester United.”
Schick further fueled rumours of an eventual move to Old Trafford by revealing that he idolized United legend Wayne Rooney as a child and the Englishman was his reason for wanting to play football professionally;
“I was watching a match against Manchester United. 17-year-old Wayne Rooney was running at me, aged eight, and I said, ‘That’s what I want. Never to have to do normal work: to live like him’.”
However, despite Schick’s comments, it seems that a move to Manchester United may be some way away. The Czech international only signed for Roma this summer from Sampdoria and will likely be in the Italian capital for a while yet.
While the 21-year-old has only played 16 minutes of domestic football this season, there is every reason to believe that the young striker is going to be a star player of the future.
Schick, who is valued at £18million by Transfermarkt, is incredibly skillful despite his tall frame and has a keen eye for goal. In his first season outside of the Czech Republic in 2016/17, Schick scored 13 times in all competitions for Sampdoria.