Roma centre-forward Patrick Schick admits he harbours ambitions of playing for either Manchester United, Real Madrid or Barcelona in the future.
Patrick Schick signed for Roma in the summer, but, in an interview with Reporter Magazin, concedes he wants to play for a more elite club.
“Money? I take it as motivation, and I hope that in a few years I can move to an even bigger club where logically I’ll be paid even more—that motivation has always helped me a lot,” he said.
“It’s not really possible to move much higher (than Roma) but there are a few clubs…let’s say Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester United.”
Schick is still smarting at the way Juventus initially blocked a proposed move to Turin after they found a heart condition, a problem the striker insisted was temporary.
So when Juve asked him to go back for a second medical he refused, and decided to join Roma instead.
He added: “The season ended and I could choose, the offers I liked most came from Rome, Milan and Turin.
“Finally I decided on Juventus, not least because I was called by Pavel Nedved and it all sounded so exciting.
“I was looking forward to it, and frankly in June I felt like a Juventus player, but I wasn’t…
“I knew it was nothing serious, just some inflammation that would pass soon. I was fine, and I knew there was enough time to rest and everything would be normal, but Juventus delayed my transfer.
“When I came back from my holiday, my agent said we had to go to Turin for another medical.
“I told him I wasn’t going anywhere, that it was already getting on my nerves and I’m not flying to Turin, it would be useless.
“It didn’t matter to me anymore, I was a little bit angry. The deliberations were unnecessary, and in the middle of July my £22million release clause ceased to apply.