Patrick Schick

As talk of heart problems detected during his recent continue to be reported as news, Sampdoria owner Massimo Ferrero has slammed Juventus for their part in the story, insisting the striker has no issues whatsoever.

It has been almost a month since the Czech international visited the J-Medical facility but there has been no advance in his move, leading to the rumours of a problem being flagged up.

“Schick? It’s a farce. He’s not healthy, he’s really healthy,” Ferrero told the Il Secolo XIX newspaper. “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 €30 million but possibly €40-50 million.

“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.”

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