​Sampdoria forward Patrik Schick is on the verge of completing his move to Juventus, with a confirmation of the deal expected this afternoon.

The Czech international is this morning completing the final steps of his signing by undergoing a medical, as reported by Juventus themselves.

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Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero had previously confirmed that despite interest from from Inter Milan and Napoli, the forward had made his mind up to head for Turin.

"I think so," Ferrero told Radio Due when questioned over the possibility of a move. "We are currently exchanging documents. The player wants to join Juventus, so it's basically a done deal."

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The 21-year-old, currently with the Czech Under 21 side taking part in this summers European championship, only joined Samp from Sparta Prague last summer, in a deal totalling just €4m. 

Thereafter, he scored 11 goals in Serie A last season, adding a further two in three Coppa Italia appearances, and seeing his value sky rocket, and Juventus happy to pay his €25m buy-out clause.

Schick's sensational first season in Italy had attracted the interest of several top sides all over Europe. Indeed, scouts from Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea were all in attendance as Schick netted in Sampdoria's 2-1 win over Inter in April.

However, it was Juve, fresh off another successful domestic season, who struck early and vice-president Pavel Nedved was ecstatic about his compatriot's arrival.


"Schick has a great future in front of him," Nedved told Denik earlier this month. "Right now he doesn't have the muscles, but you can just imagine him in two or three years.

"He reminds me of Zlatan Ibrahimovic because he was like that when he came to Juve. He didn't have the muscles either.

"Then Zlatan gained muscles and turned into a world-class striker. Schick is also this type of striker – great feet, tall and fast.

"If Patrik keeps improving himself he can turn into a world-class striker as well."