The loan of Czech striker Patrik Schick has expired but RB Leipzig are planning an offer to keep the Roma loanee permanently according to Gianluca Di Marzio. The East German club did not exercise the 23 million Euro option that existed once the loan ended but that doesn't mean they've given up hope of signing one of their key strikers from this past season.
Leipzig have asserted that the fee has always been too high and wished to bring it down long before the pandemic took hold of transfer negotiations. One of the options being floated is another loan but this time with an promise to buy. Roma has shown little interest in playing Schick in the past and the move is something that the player seems very interested in making permanent.
Shick was unimpressive in Roma, scoring only eight goals in two seasons. When arriving at Leipzig that changed with the 24-year-old tallying 10 goals in his first Bundesliga season. He also saw his role increase as the season wore on and could be a permanent strike partner for Yussuf Poulsen when he returns from injury next season.