Chelsea told 17-goal hitman Piatek can leave for £35 million after Genoa ‘reluctantly’ admit he will leave
Genoa have reportedly admitted that Chelsea target Krzysztof Piatek will be leaving the club and will let him leave for just £35 million
Piatek has become one of the most sought after young strikers in world football after taking Serie A by storm this season, netting thirteen goals and putting in some very impressive performances for the Italian minnows.
And Chelsea, along with Liverpool, Napoli and Real Madrid have all emerged as potential moves for the Polish striker, with Blues boss Maurizio Sarri particularly keen to add a striker to his front-line this January after seeing Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud fail to find the back of the net on a regular basis.
However, Napoli have made the first move to try and sign Piatek in the January window by offering Genoa £32 million to secure a deal for the forward, a fee which is well below their valuation of the player, and a fee that was ultimately rejected.
But now reports on the Daily Star website claims that Genoa have reluctantly admitted that their star striker will leave in the coming transfer windows and have now stuck a £35 million asking price on his head after admitting defeat in their bid to keep him at the club for the long-term.
Would Piatek be a good by for Chelsea if they can win the race? Here is what we think.
The blues can certainly afford the £45 million it would probably take to sign Piatek this January, and for that price, he would be an absolute bargain considering the likes of Mauro Icardi and Gonzalo Higuaín would cost almost double that fee.
He is netting on a regular basis, is only 23-years old and has the physical attributes to cope with the Premier league, so if Chelsea managed to win the race for his signature he could be a tremendous buy for the club, for now and in the long-term.