Juventus and Sampdoria pull plug on Schick deal

Patrik Schick will not join Juventus from Sampdoria after the Serie A clubs decided not to complete the transfer.

The 21-year-old winger travelled to Turin last month to complete a medical after the clubs agreed a fee reported to be in the region of €25million.   -  Getty Images

Sampdoria has announced Juventus will not complete the signing of its Czech Republic international Patrik Schick.

The 21-year-old winger travelled to Turin last month to complete a medical after the clubs agreed a fee reported to be in the region of €25million.

A subsequent delay led to speculation Juventus had uncovered something untoward during medical tests on Schick – something strenuously denied by Sampdoria owner Massimo Ferrero this week, when he labelled the impasse to be "a farce".

Ferrero retained the belief that Schick would ultimately become a Juventus player but a brief statement on Sampdoria's website on Tuesday confirmed the deal was off.

The statement read: "The clubs UC Sampdoria and Juventus FC announce that it was decided, by mutual agreement, not to complete the transfer of the player Patrik Schick."

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