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.
"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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