Krzysztof Piatek has started his AC Milan career in excellent fashion with a brilliant first half brace against Napoli in his first start for his new club after a move for Genoa just last week.
AC Milan didn’t waste any time in replacing Gonzalo Higuain. When they signed the Juventus striker on loan from the Old Lady at the beginning of the season it seemed like the end of their striker woes but it didn’t turn out to be the case.
The former Napoli man had a good start to the season but after a missed penalty and a sending off against his parent club his form soon evaporated.
When Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri, the man who managed him in Naples to a record breaking Serie A season, came calling the 31 year old soon had his head turned and just like that he moved to Stamford Bridge.
Milan wouldn’t let him go until they signed a replacement and last week they signed Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa for £30 million after his debut half season in Serie A saw him score 13 goals in 19 games.
The Polish striker hasn’t taken long to pick up where he left off. Against Napoli in the Coppa Italia he scored a first half brace, including one brilliant strike for his second:
Piatek made his debut for Gennaro Gattuso’s side on the weekend but couldn’t make an impact as Milan and Napoli drew 0-0 in Serie A.
The 23 year old, who made his name scoring 21 goals for Cracovia last season, scored with his first two shots on target for the Milan club.
He also scored four goals on his Coppa Italia debut for Genoa earlier this season so the Italian Cup is certainly a happy place for him.
Just how good can he be?