Patrik Schick Close To Seal RB Leipzig Move


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RB Leipzig have a dangerous attacking line led by Yussuf Poulsen and Timo Werner. However, they might be on the verge to add even more depth on the attacking end in the coming days.

According to several reports, the German outfit is quite close to complete a loan move for AS Roma striker Patrik Schick. The former Sampdoria starlet hasn’t been able to settle at the Giallorossi side, and he is looking to play elsewhere ahead of this 2019-20 season since he won’t have much playing time at the Stadio Olimpico.

It’s hard to envision him getting consistent playing time at Leipzig either, but he can be deployed on a wide role and could end up replacing Bruma, who joined PSV Eindhoven. The Czech international certainly has enough pace to play as a winger, and could represent a constant goal-scoring threat for Leipzig.

The recent reports have indicated that this move would be a two-year loan move, and that Leipzig would have an option to later acquire Schick on a permanent basis. Tellingly, this shows Roma have no intention to include Schick on their future plans, and wouldn’t mind losing him if they can receive a hefty transfer sum.

Schick’s departure would allow Roma to sign Nikola Kalinic before the transfer window closes next week.