AS Roma striker Patrik Schick has opened up on his situation at the Stadio Olimpico, amid rumours that he could be on the move in January.
22-year-old centre-forward Schick has been on the books of Roma since last summer, when he made the move to the Italian capital from fellow Serie A outfit Sampdoria on an initial loan-deal, with obligation to buy.
However, despite having previously been considered one of the brightest young talents in Italy, Schick has thus far struggled to find his feet with Roma.
The Czech international possesses all of the qualities required to develop into a top-class hitman.
Schick combines pace, power and size with a delicate touch and cool head in front of goal, but a string of injury problems and subsequent lack of confidence have seen his form suffer in Rome as a result.
To this point, the Sparta Prague youth product has notched just 3 goals in 28 Serie A outings in a Giallorossi jersey.
‘Want to stay’
As a result of his struggles, Schick has been linked with a possible January departure from the Stadio Olimpico.
The likes of Arsenal, Sevilla and even Crystal Palace have been named as possible destinations, but, if the Czech himself gets his way, then he will be going nowhere for the time being.
Speaking in an interview with the Gazzetta Dello Sport, Schick had the following to say when questioned on his future with Roma:
‘Rumours of the market are just speculation. I have everything very clear in my mind. I want to stay in Rome.’
‘I’m happy with my first goal (of the season) and more chances will be there. I’m not at my best, I’m missing minutes. I need to play to get into better shape.’
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Schick finish. 👌
Roma go 2-0 up against Sampdoria!
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