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Patrik Schick signs for Roma in record deal

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."

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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.”

The 21-year-old, a product of the Sparta Prague academy, made his professional debut for his boyhood club in 2014. After an eye-catching loan spell at another Prague side, Bohemians 1905, during the 2015-16 season, last summer he joined Sampdoria on a permanent deal.

Schick made his full international debut for the Czech Republic in May 2016, scoring on his debut against Malta.