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There's only one Ibrahimovic – Schick plays down comparisons

Sampdoria forward Patrik Schick played down comparisons to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, saying there was no-one like the Manchester United star.

Schick was compared to the Swedish great by Juventus vice-chairman Pavel Nedved, with the Serie A champions interested in signing the Czech Republic international.

But while the 21-year-old said he watched Ibrahimovic closely, he dismissed the comparisons.

"Ibrahimovic is my role model since childhood, but another like him doesn't exist," Schick told Czech site iSport.

"I think I can still improve.

"At Sampdoria, my experience was beautiful. I'm glad we were able to achieve our goals."

Schick scored 11 Serie A goals in his first season in Italy, leading to interest from numerous clubs.

Juve, where Ibrahimovic starred for two campaigns from 2004-06, appears his most likely destination.