Krzysztof Piatek’s former Coach claims Real Madrid ‘regret not trying hard enough’ to sign the striker as ‘Milan wanted him more’.
Piatek has made an instant impact for Milan, scoring four goals in as many games since arriving from Genoa last month, but Michal Probierz – who coached him at Cracovia – revealed Madrid were also in the running.
“So far he’s moved well and taken all the right steps to become a great player on an international level,” Probierz told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I’m sure that now Milan will get back among the top four clubs in Serie A. Then, in the future, he’ll become a star, worthy of playing for Real Madrid.
“I really think Real’s directors regret not trying hard enough to buy him in January. They really thought about him, but Milan wanted him more.
“For Italian fans, especially the Rossoneri ones, it’s great because they can admire him every weekend.
“I’m sure that with his character and attitude to every aspect of the game, he’ll be among the greatest strikers of his generation.”