RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krösche: “It won’t be possible for us to pay the full amount on Schick’s option to buy”.


Throughout the past week, the future of Patrik Schick has been discussed extensively.

The former Sampdoria man joined RB Leipzig on loan from Roma last summer and has done well in the Bundesliga. The German side possess a €29 million option to buy the Czech attacker – and although they want to keep him permanently, they aren’t willing to pay that amount in order to do so.

Today, Markus Krösche, the sporting director of RB Leipzig, spoke to SportBild and revealed that his side can not afford to activate the option to buy at the current €29 million figure.

“It will not be possible for us to pay the full amount for Schick’s option to buy,” he confirmed.

”But we want to find a solution”.

The two clubs have until 15th June — which is when the option to buy expires — to try and find an agreement.

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