The Czech striker could be the right player for the future of the Giallorossi albeit Schick would be happy to extend his stay at RB Leipzig.
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Roma’s sporting director Gianluca Petrachi has a lot to do to properly reshape Fonseca‘s roster. Many players may return to the Italian capital after June 30, 2020, due to the expiration of their loan with other teams.
An interesting transfer market negotiation is that of Patrik Schick. The Czech striker was redirected to RB Leipzig on September 2, 2019, for approximately €3.5 million. Schick has made 15 caps and scored 7 goals and 2 assists in the Bundesliga since then.
In the next month of June, Roma and RB Leipzig must find an agreement to make this deal permanent. According to the contract established at the beginning of the season, the German side should pour €29 million in the Roma coffers but, reportedly, due to the losses caused by the stop of football, they would be waiting for a discount.
In order to make a profit on Schick’s sale, Roma should bank at least €25 million. But the Giallorossi should also find in the market another striker able to replace Dzeko when needed.
Should Roma bring Patrik Schick back in the Eternal City?
In my view, that choice would be the best one. The Czech striker is only 24, 10 years younger than the Bosnian star. His spell in the Bundesliga has been really positive and he may be ready to play for a top-club at this time. Roma should roll the dice and think about the future. If Schick returns and plays great seasons, his price-tag may even be higher than €29M in the near future.
Also, it’s not going to be easy to find a new talented striker in the next transfer window. Roma needs an offensive player for the future. Likely, Nikola Kalinic will not be confirmed. Therefore, Patrik Schick would be the easiest and best solution for the Lupi. Petrachi, instead, could focus on the sale of other players.