New club, same Krzysztof Piątek.
AC Milan’s new signing has taken no time at all to endear himself to the San Siro faithful.
Piątek, who was signed by Milan in a €35million deal last week, scored twice in the first half against Napoli in their Coppa Italia quarter final and is giving one of Europe’s best defenders an evening to forget.
The former Genoa striker was signed as part of the transfer merry-go-round that saw Gonzalo Higuain join Chelsea when the Blues might have actually signed Piątek themselves.
Gennaro Gattuso will be feeling like his decision to part with the Argentinian in favour of Piątek has already been vindicated after his performance against Napoli.
The 23-year-old opened his account for Milan just 11 minutes into his full debut after he expertly latched onto the end of a Diego Laxalt pass and finished smartly past Alex Meret in the Napoli goal.
Piątek had Kalidou Koulibaly on toast for much of the first half and scored his second of the game after he smartly worked some space around both the Senegalese rock and Nikola Maksimović to rifle past a helpless Meret.
Genoa snapped up the 23-year-old from KS Cracovia for just €4.5m last summer and his whirlwind start to life in Serie A saw him take the league by storm, scoring 13 goals just two shy of Cristiano Ronaldo’s domestic tally for Juventus.
Piątek scored with both of his first two shots on target in a Milan shirt meaning he’s already done more in 27 minutes than Higuain managed in his last 12 games for Rossoneri.
Only time will tell if Chelsea made a mistake by signing Higuain over Piątek.
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