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Krzysztof Piatek: Is Milan’s top scorer the next Lewandowski?

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Krzysztof Piatek is one of the youngest talented players in Poland. He is 23 years old forward player currently playing for Milan after recent transfer from Genoa. Milan bought the player on 23rd January after they sold Higuain to Chelsea. At that time there were also rumors that West Ham have an interest in that player. All that eyes on the player make me think that Piatek deserves the attention.

He is currently 3rd top scorer in the Serie A with the same amount of goals as Cristiano Ronaldo – 19 goals scored. When you think about it and when you compare the team I personally think that it’s easier to score when you are playing in Juventus than Genoa or Milan.

I am comparing him with Lewandowski after they made a quite good duo for Poland against Austria. They have quite similar attacking style and strengths, both having great composure, good technique and superb ability to score a goal with a header. In that game Piatek made his debut for the national team, joining the game at the 59th minute. Only 10 minutes later he managed to score his first goal. This guy is scoring on each of his debuts. Now let’s check out this video:

This season in Genoa

Krzysztof signed for Genoa on 1st of July, but his first appearance in Serie A was almost 2 months after that on 26th August against Empoli. In this debut, he managed to score the first goal after 5 minutes of playtime. Great first impressions for the attacking player. On the next game against Sasuolo, he scored two goals in that thriller with 8 goals and final result 5-3 for Sasuolo. According to WhoScored, from 18 total games in Genoa, he scored 13 goals in the league.

 

His Milan times

As I already mentioned Piatek scored a total of 19 goals so far in the season in the league, which places him at 1st in the Milan squad’s Top Scorers list. He is almost 2 times more efficient than Higuain, which is actually awesome stats for the player. Milan are definitely pleased for that transfer after he scored 6 goals in 8 games, but I believe the hard part for them will be to convince him to stay.

Piatek scored a massive goal against Milan’s main rival Napoli, crushing their defense and constantly asking questions and making problems for them. You can clearly see that Piatek is an intelligent attacking player that is improving his performance game after game. Having in mind that he is only 23 years old there is a bright future in front of him.

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