Leipzig (dpa) – RB sporting director Markus Krösche has yet to give up hope that striker Patrik Schick will stay with Bundesliga club Leipzig.
“It has always been the case that we struggled with AS Roma to agree on a solution,” the 39-year-old from Leipzig training camp reported ahead of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. champions against Atlético Madrid.
“Bild” newspaper previously reported that AS Roma had insisted the 24-year-old Czech return. An extension of the loan arrangement preferred by RB is therefore irrelevant. Krösche did not want to confirm it. “We’ll see what the next few days and weeks show. Let’s see if there’s a solution or not,” he said. Leipzig are already on the hunt for a striker after the transfer of top striker Timo Werner to Chelsea. Milot Rashica (24) from Werder Bremen has been running for weeks.
Krösche isn’t afraid of an unwanted distraction from transfer speculation ahead of Atlético. “Patrik is an important element and he wants to do his part to advance to the semi-finals,” he said. A deployment of the Czech against Madrid in Lisbon is still open. More recently he has been working on his fitness after back problems.