AC Milan announced the signing of Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek for €36 Million on a long term four and a half year deal.
Piatek has been a part of this transfer merry go round that has seen Piatek join AC Milan, Gonzalo Higuain join Chelsea from AC Milan and Alvaro Morata going to join Atletico Madrid. Piatek joined Genoa from Polish side Cracovia earlier this Season for a reported €4 Million and after hitting the ground running in the Serie A with 13 Goals in 19 appearances had attracted a whole fleet of top Clubs. But it was finally AC Milan who acquired Piatek’s services.
📷 Krzysztof Piatek gets a feel for Milanello: welcome to #ACMilan 👏🏼
Have you read the focus on our new striker? 👉🏻 https://t.co/gyP46mciqS
📷 Benvenuto a Milanello Krzysztof Piatek 👏🏼
Avete letto il focus sul nostro nuovo attaccante? 👉🏻 https://t.co/Gdlmq1w29q#WelcomePiatek pic.twitter.com/Xy6PldfuKK
— AC Milan (@acmilan) January 24, 2019
Piatek has committed himself to Milan till June 2023 and the Poland International will be reportedly earning, €40,000 a week (€2 Million per year). Genoa originally valued Piatek at €40 Million and had to reduce their asking price to €36 Million which is still nine times the money they invested in him just 6 months back when he signed from Ekstraklasa (Polish League) Club Cracovia for €4 Million. A good bit of business from Genoa’s point of view.
Piatek will wear the number 19 shirt and has already begun training with his new Club on Thursday. Just moments after his first press conference as a Milan player, he revealed that he was a big AC Milan fan as a kid and fans of the Club flooded the internet with a picture of a young Krzysztof Piatek near a swimming pool with an AC Milan towel on his back.
— Milan Eye (@MilanEye) January 23, 2019
“When I was a child I was an AC Milan fan. Being here is a dream come true. It’s great to be here close to these legends. It’s an important step for me. I wanted to prove I am good enough for Serie A but I haven’t changed as a person, I am always the same”.
Piatek is relatively a risk compared to the experienced Higuain but we can say without a doubt that he has an eye for goal. Piatek has been scoring goals by the dozen at Girona and incidentally became the first player since the 1949-50 Serie A Season to score eight goals in his first six games. Another talking point that has been floating around for a while now is that what does this move mean for Milan’s prodigal striker Patrick Cutrone?
Piatek seems to be playing it safe for now with his comments. Only one of them will lead the line for Milan and only time can tell us who.
“It’s another step of my career, I hope I will play well with him. I hope we’ll score many goals together. I hope it will go well”.