29.08.2017 18:50 h

Roma capture Czech star Schick from Sampdoria

Roma have signed highly-rated Czech forward Patrik Schick, 21, from Serie A rivals Sampdoria, the Italian outfit announced on Tuesday.

Schick has agreed a five-year deal until 2022 in what Roma called a "record" deal that could eventually be worth 42 million euros ($50.5 million), plus a significant sell-on fee to Sampdoria.

"Patrik is one of the brightest prospects in international football," said Roma's sporting director Monchi.

"We are all very satisfied to agree this deal especially because, despite being chased by a number of clubs, he has chosen us."

Schick had appeared set to join Juventus earlier this summer before the Turin club pulled out of the deal due to doubts raised in a medical.