NEWS
Wednesday January 23 2019
Official: Piatek signs for Milan

Krzysztof Piatek has officially joined Milan in a deal worth €35m plus bonuses after 19 goals in 21 games for Genoa.

“AC Milan is delighted to announce the acquisition of Krzysztof Piątek from Genoa Cricket and Football Club. The Polish forward has signed a contract with AC Milan until June 30, 2023.”

The 23-year-old Poland international was picked up from Cracovia Krakow for just €4.5m in July and became an immediate sensation.

He found the net 13 times in 19 Serie A appearances, along with six goals in just two Coppa Italia matches, including four on his competitive debut.

Piatek had his medical this morning and put pen to paper on a contract to June 2023 at Casa Milan this evening, reportedly worth €2m per season.

He'll be presented to the media in a Press conference on Thursday afternoon.

With in mind the talk of a 'Curse of the Milan Number 9' jersey, as all those who wore it have flopped since Pippo Inzaghi's retirement, Piatek has chosen Number 19 instead.

His arrival sparks a domino effect on the transfer market, as now Gonzalo Higuain is free to join Chelsea via Juventus, terminating his loan with Milan six months early.

At that point, Chelsea can sell Alvaro Morata to Atletico Madrid.