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Roma Break club Record Transfer Fee For Patrik Schick

Roma have completed the signing of forward Patrik Schick from Sampdoria in a club record deal adding up to around €42 million.

Schick had been set to join Juventus last month but the deal collapsed due to a reported heart problem. The 21-year-old Schick underwent and passed medical tests in Rome on Tuesday before putting pen to paper on a five-year deal.

“AS Roma are delighted to confirm the signing of forward Patrik Schick from Sampdoria,” a statement on the Giallorossi’s website confirmed.

“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 per cent of the eventual transfer fee or €20m – whichever sum is the greater.”

Schick was raised at Sparta Prague where he made his professional debut in May 2015. He was then loaned to Bohemians, generally regarded as the third most popular Prague team, and helped them to a modest ninth place in 2015/16.

He was given his full international debut against Malta in May 2016, scoring in a 6-0 win, although he missed out on the Czech Republic’s Euro 2016 squad.

Schick joined Sampdoria last year and scored 11 goals in his first campaign in Serie A. He has also played five times for the Czech Republic, scoring on his debut against Malta in May 2016.

Sampdoria then signed him and after initially struggling to settle in, he finished with 11 goals in 32 league appearances.

‘Patrik is one of the brightest prospects in international football,’ Roma 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.’