Report: Cardiff eyeing potential £26m move for Roma's Patrick Schick

Neil Warnock manager of Cardiff City celebrates towards the Cardiff fans after the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Cardiff City at the iPro Stadium on February 14, 2017...

Despite scoring just seven goals for Serie A outfit Roma, Cardiff City could reportedly hand Patrick Schick a chance in the Premier League.

Patrik Schick celebrates after scoring goal 2-0 during the Italian Serie A football match between A.S. Roma and Sassuolo at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, on december 26, 2018.

Cardiff City have made a bid for Roma striker Patrick Schick, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

The Serie A giants brought Schick to the Stadio Olimpico from Sampdoria in the summer of 2017 for a club-record fee after he failed a medical at Juventus. But the skilful centre-forward has struggled to live up to exalted expectations in the Italian capital.

He has scored seven goals in 46 games for Roma, with just four of those coming this season.

 

Nonetheless, this dreadful record has not put Cardiff off. TMW reports that the Bluebirds want to bring Schick to South Wales on loan for the rest of the season with the option to sign him permanently for £26 million should they avoid relegation back to the Championship.

Cardiff fans might be worried about the prospect of shattering their transfer record for a striker who has averaged a goal every 6.5 games for Roma but it must be remembered how impressive he was during that excellent 2016/17 season with Sampdoria.

11th November 2018, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy; Serie A Football, Roma versus Sampdoria; Patrik Schick of Roma celebrates after scoring his goal for 2-0 in the 59th minute

Juventus chairman and vice-chairman Pavel Nedved even went as far as to compare Schick to a certain Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 2016, as reported by Goal.

"He reminds me of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Schick is also this type of striker – great feet, tall and fast.

"If Patrik keeps improving himself he can turn into a world-class striker."

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