Official: Schick joins AS Roma


The Giallorossi released their full statement regarding the transfer of Patrik Schick to Roma. In the end, the attacker will be the most expensive transfer in the history of Roma. Here is the full statement of the Giallorossi:

AS Roma are delighted to confirm the signing of forward Patrik Schick from Sampdoria.

The agreement includes an immediate loan fee of €5 million and, upon the completion of certain sporting objectives, an obligation to make the transfer permanent for a further €9m.

The terms of the permanent transfer also include various performance-related bonuses, worth up to a maximum of €8m, based on the achievement of certain sporting objectives on the part of both the club and the player.

Additionally, Sampdoria are entitled to a final payment of €20m in February 2020. 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.

Schick has signed a five-year contract with Roma that runs until 30 June 2022.

“I am very satisfied to be here and very happy,” Schick said. “For me Roma is the ideal team.

“I am looking forward to training with the group and getting ready for the upcoming games.”

The 21-year-old joined Sampdoria last summer, going on to score 11 goals in 32 games in his first campaign in Serie A.

He finished the season with 13 goals in all competitions, before going on to impress for the Czech Republic at this summer’s European Under-21 Championship.

“Patrik is one of the brightest prospects in international football,” sporting director Monchi said.

“We are all very satisfied to agree this deal especially because, despite being chased by a number of clubs, he has chosen us.”