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Schick keen on permanent Leipzig move

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Patrick Schick feels the style of play at RB Leipzig brings out the best of his abilities and says he would love to stay put at the club.

RB Leipzig forward Patrick Schick has settled well in his new surroundings following his arrival from AS Roma last summer on a season-long loan deal.

Scoring nine goals and registering two assists across 19 matches in Bundesliga, the Czech Republic international has been immense for his side in their attempt to give Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund a run for their money.

The Energy drink owned side are convinced of his capability and even want to sign him permanently but, as recent developments suggest, it is his valuation that is acting as a hindrance.

Roma reportedly demand €29 million for him on top of the already initially paid €3.5 million but Leipzig are trying to negotiate the cost down.

Julian Nagelsmann also recently suggested that their tight budget owing to the financial crisis laid down by the coronavirus pandemic will make it nearly impossible to land the striker.

Schick would very much like to continue playing in Germany, although he admits it is not up to him to decide.

“I am not the right person to ask, because it’s the two clubs who have to reach an agreement,” Schick told Sport Buzzer.

“I have said many times that I would love to stay in Leipzig. The club, the way we play, the coach, and city are all perfect for me and I adapted straight away.”