The Czech striker is reportedly chased by Bayer Leverkusen. If this deal were to be finalized, Sampdoria may be happier than Roma.
Right at the end of August 2017, Roma had purchased Patrik Schick. The Czech striker had made great performances at Sampdoria and the Giallorossi were confident to give him the key of its offense for many years. His teammate Edin Dzeko should have guided him in a process of gradual growth and then give him the control of the operations.
Nowadays, the situation is different. Schick failed to make an impact close to the Colosseum and the Lupi may trade him out. But negotiations can be complex when there are financial agreements to cope with.
If Roma were to trade Schick out on a permanent move now, Sampdoria may be happier than the club of Trigoria. According to the statement released on the official AS Roma website, “should Schick be sold prior to 1 February 2020, the clubs have agreed that Sampdoria will be entitled to 50% of the eventual transfer fee or €20m – whichever sum is the greater.”
In light of that, Roma could even be willing to let him go but only on loan at this time. According to the Italian Sportitalia, Bayer Leverkusen have asked Roma for Schick plus €10m to let the Jamaican left-winger Leon Bailey go.
It seems to be clear that as per agreement established between Roma and Sampdoria, Patrik Schick cannot leave the Italian capital on a permanent move at this time unless a creative deal will be put in place. The Giallorossi may loan the player out this summer with an option or right to buy that could be triggered only one or two years after.
How would Roma benefit from such a deal?
In the last two years, Patrik Schick made 58 appearances with the glorious club of the eternal city scoring only 8 goals. If Dzeko will leave this summer, the Giallorossi need a top-level striker able to score consistently. The 23-year-old from Praha (Czech Republic) is a pure talent who may need extra time to shine. If Roma will not be willing to wait for him anymore, the striker may be traded out on loan this summer.
Reportedly, his current gross salary is about €4.6 million, a considerable amount that could be redirected for the acquisition of another profile. Great strikers are costly and Roma knows that to purchase a new world-class player up front, it will have to budget a high economic outlay.
But Paulo Fonseca will have a word on this matter as well. The Portuguese coach is currently assessing if the Czech striker may be a good addition to his roster and for his tactical approach. As Petrachi had said during his first press conference at Trigoria, Fonseca will be involved in any transfer market decision of the club.