Roma’s sporting director Monchi has confirmed the club have no intention of sending Patrik Schick out on loan in January amid rumours Arsenal are trying to land the player after Danny Welbeck’s injury.
Speaking to Gianluca Di Marzio, Monchi said: “Schick? We have confidence in him, he won’t leave on loan.”
Arsenal seemed set to stay out of the January transfer window until Danny Welbeck snapped his ankle against Sporting on Thursday night. Now, they seem likely to make a move for a forward and the 22-year-old has made his way to the top of the rumour pile.
Just after Danny’s injury, reports started to emerge that the club were interested in a loan move for Roma’s Patrick Schick with the Italians keen to send the player somewhere to get some minutes. He’s only started two games all season and has just 273 minutes across eight games – an average of 34 minutes per appearance.
That’s how the story stood until this Lazio site got involved claiming that Lazio have competition for Ramsey’s signature from the Romans. They claim that Arsenal would be willing to offer Ramsey to convince Roma to part with the player, however, that only works if you believe Arsenal want to buy him instead of loan him for the rest of the season.