Czech star striker Shick extends contract with Leverkusen


Patrick Schick signed a two year extension to his contract with Bayer Leverkusen despite apparent interest from Bayern Munich and Borussia Dort-mund after he finished the season second top scorer in the Bundesliga with 24 goals in 27 matches.

Schick’s extension will see him tied to the club till 2027. The 26-year-old Czech Republic international’s prolific scoring record helped Leverkusen finish third and qualify for next season’s Champions League.

“Patrick Schick had a fantastic season and proved his international class in his position,” said Leverkusen’s sporting director Simon Rolfes in a statement. Schick finished runner-up in the scoring charts behind Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski, who scored 35, but ahead of Dortmund’s Manchester City bound star Erling Haaland (22 goals).

German media had said Schick was a target for both Dortmund looking to replace Haaland and Bayern also as Lewandowski said he wants to leave. “I simply feel great being here,” said Schick. —APP



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