RB Leipzig have made their seventh and final summer signing. Patrik Schick joins Die Roten Bullen on a one-year loan from Serie A side AS Roma, with an option to buy also included. The Czech forward will wear the no. 21 shirt at RBL.
Patrik Schick worked his way through Czech side Sparta Prague's youth teams, before going on to making his professional debut for the club and winning the domestic league and cup. He moved to Italy in 2016, signing for Sampdoria. A loan move to three-time champions AS Roma followed in August 2017, before being signed permanently in summer 2018. He has made 58 appearances in total for Roma, scoring eight goals. He has also played in nine Champions League games.
He has also won 17 international caps for the Czech Republic, netting seven goals.
Sporting director Markus Krösche:
- "We're delighted that we have been able to get this done on the last day of the transfer window and add another attacker to our ranks in Patrik Schick. After loaning Jean-Kévin Augustin out, we wanted to strengthen our attacking options in terms of quantity and quality.
Patrik is a very athletic and technically-gifted player, who brings a lot of international experience with him. He will improve our attack and make us more versatile."
Patrik ist ein sehr athletischer und technisch versierter Spielertyp, der darüber hinaus auch internationale Erfahrung mitbringt. Er wird unser Offensivspiel bereichern und uns mit seinen Fähigkeiten noch variabler machen.“
New signing Patrik Schick:
- "I'm delighted to be a part of this great, young team and am looking forward to a new challenge and meeting the lads. Of course, I arrive here with the aim of helping the club out as we look to achieve our goals."
- Date of birth: 24th January 1996 in Prague (Czech Republic)
- Age: 23 years old
- Nationality: Czech Republic
- Strong foot: Left
- Height: 1.86 m
- Position: Forward | attacking midfield
- 07/2018 to 08/2019: AS Roma
- 09/2017 to 06/2018: AS Roma (loan)
- 07/2016 to 08/2017: Sampdoria
- 07/2015 to 06/2016: FC Bohemians 1905 (loan)
- 07/2014 to 06/2015: Sparta Prague
- 2007 to 2014: Sparta Prague (youth level: U17-U19)
- Serie A: 78 games | 16 goals | 5 assists
- Coppa Italia: 6 games | 5 goals | 1 assist
- Fortuna Liga: 31 games | 7 goals | 1 assist
- Champions League: 9 games
- Europa League: 1 game
- Senior national team (Czech Republic): 17 caps | 7 goals
- U16-U21 national teams (Czech Republic): 42 games | 25 goals