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Patrik Schick chose RB Leipzig over Dortmund, Leverkusen and Schalke

By Rune Gjerulff

Patrik Schick claims he turned down interest from plenty of clubs to join RB Leipzig last summer. Now, he's attracted to a move to England.

Patrik Schick celebrates a goal.
Patrik Schick celebrates a goal.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

Patrik Schick reveals he held talks with a number of clubs – including Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke 04 – before he ultimately decided to join RB Leipzig on loan from AS Roma ahead of this season.

"Leipzig was absolutely the right choice for my career. I had also talked to Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke here in Germany," Schick told iSport.cz, as cited by Goal.com.

"In England, there were Everton and Crystal Palace, plus Valencia in Spain.

"I just felt that Leipzig wanted me more, and I was also attracted to the playing style of coach Julian Nagelsmann. I am sure that I made the right choice," the striker said.

The 24-year-old could join Leipzig on a permanent deal at the end of the season, but admits that he's attracted to the English Premier League.

"When I left the Czech Republic, my dream was to play in Italy and I achieved that. Now, I feel very attracted to England, to be honest," he said.

Schick has made 19 appearances for RB Leipzig this season, racking up seven goals and three assists.

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