The two players are still potential options for the club of Trigoria. El Shaarawy may decide to return to Italy and Roma could even welcome Schick back.
There’s the possibility to see them back in the Italian capital. Football can be surprising at times. Italian outlets are reporting on two new possible options for the Giallorossi, El Shaarawy, and Schick.
Two new players that wouldn’t be “new” though. Both of them spent a few years in the Eternal City and then moved away for different reasons. A great offer from China convinced the talented left-winger to begin a new professional experience while the striker needed a new environment to show his talent again.
Can Schick and El Shaarawy head back to Roma?
If we take into consideration football played on a pitch, both of them could bring immense benefits to Roma. The Giallorossi need the creativity, stamina, and experience of Stephen El Shaarawy as well as the talent of Patrik Schick. It’s not a mystery that Roma needs somebody who can help and replace Edin Dzeko next season, the Bosnian star recently turned 34.
Due to Diego Perotti‘s frequent injuries, El Shaarawy could get that role back. The Italian/Egyptian left-winger seems to be a perfect player for Fonseca‘s tactical system as well. He is very good in the two phases and particularly capable of dribbling and scoring goals.
But today’s football must also take into consideration the economic factor. The European leagues are currently on hold due to the Coronavirus crisis and, reportedly, clubs have been suffering relevant economic losses. Likely, football is going to change a lot as soon as the world will be able to defeat the COVID-19. Economic constraints will be more stringent and the transfer market should see a substantial reduction in spending. Even the players’ price-tag should be lower.
In light of that, Roma may be happy to welcome El Shaaarwy and Schick back to the Eternal City from a purely technical standpoint but the return of the Czech striker would also mean potential €28-29 million less in the Roma coffers. UEFA has agreed to relax its Financial Fair Play regulations to help clubs survive the crisis caused by the global pandemic, but the Giallorossi will be facing a serious dilemma.
Would it be better to give a chance to a talented striker who has recently failed to impress in the Italian capital or would it be wiser to try looking for a new profile on the transfer market?
Both solutions may be good at this time. Patrik Schick made 15 appearances at Leipzig this season and scored 7 goals and 3 assists in 1,174 minutes. His remarkable performance in Germany may have given Schick the necessary confidence to return to Italy as a protagonist. He is still very young (24) and he could become the new Roma striker for the next decade.