Patrik Schick has every intention of staying with Roma despite being heavily linked with a loan move to Arsenal.
Ever since Danny Welbeck broke his ankle, Patrik Schick has been linked with a January move to Arsenal. Speaking last week, Roma’s sporting director, Monchi, said he was confident that the player would remain at the club.
Now the player has broken his silence.
“They are only speculations,” Schick told La Gazetta dello Sport. “I’m not at my best,” Schick also admitted, aware that he “needs minutes” and needs to “play to be in better shape,” two of the reasons given to back-up his reported loan move to Arsenal.
Arsenal seemed set to stay out of the January transfer window until Welbeck snapped his ankle against Sporting. 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.