This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but it looks like the transfer for Krzystof Piatek is pretty much completed.
It’s now being reported that Genoa and AC Milan have agreed to a €35 million fee for the 23 year-old Poland international striker. Milan will also send another player in the opposite direction, with reports being that the two sides settled on Jose Mauri going back, after earlier reports of Andrea Bertolacci being the player to leave Milan.
Genoa defender Domenico Criscito pretty much confirmed Piatek’s departure, telling Sky Sport Italia that “they’ll miss him” after the match against Milan.
The arrival of Piatek to Milan will be the first of a few transfer dominoes to fall, with Gonzalo Higuain set to trade a loan to Milan for a loan to Chelsea, where he will be reunited with his manager from his days at Napoli, Maurizio Sarri. Higuain enjoyed a career season under Sarri, and both he and the manager will be hoping that the two of them can recreate that sort of form in West London.
The arrival of Higuain at Chelsea will mean that Alvaro Morata will be allowed to leave and join Atlético Madrid on loan. The striker makes a return to Spain, joining his former club Real Madrid’s crosstown rivals Atléti. Morata had joined Chelsea from Real Madrid after he had spent some time on loan at Juventus, the other club involved in all of these deals.
Confused? Don’t be. The most important thing to remember from a Milan point of view is that the club is landing the hottest striker in Serie A for almost the same price as a striker who is over 30 and on the downside of his career. Yes, Milan are running the risk of buying a young, somewhat unproven striker in Piatek, but in football, as in life, nothing risked, nothing gained.
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