Report: Milan Look to Grab Schick From Leipzig

Ralf Rangnick and AC Milan are looking to take one of the potential replacements for Timo Werner, Patrick Schick, from Leipzig in the transfer market. The story from Calciomercato.com has reported that the Milan ownership wants to put their new Sporting Director in the best position to succeed and Schick represents one of the early targets.

Rangnick, who helped mold RB Leipzig into a Bundesliga powerhouse, has unofficially made the move to AC Milan and hopes to do the same with the former Serie A giant. That would revolve around a new transfer strategy, one that will pull in dynamic young players to get Milan back to their winning ways. Schick represents much of what Rangnick has looked for in the past.

For Leipzig, it means there is competition for a player that they thought would be easy to keep. Schick joined the East German club last year on loan from Roma and has inserted himself into the lineup regularly. Initially he was an option to rest Yussuf Poulsen or Timo Werner. However, his five goals and dynamic play in different positions has made him an important part of the team’s success.

One of the major blocks for Leipzig locking in the Czech striker has been his price tag. The rumored 28 million Euro option has been something that Markus Krosche isn’t interested paying. Thus the negotiations may end up being to Milan and Rangnick’s advantage. Whether it pushes Leipzig’s efforts remains to be seen. Either way the move of Leipzig’s top football executive is already becoming an issue.

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