Piątek set to leave Milan and join Hertha Berlin on a permanent deal for €27-28 million plus bonuses

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Krzysztof Piątek on the way to Bergamo on December 21, 2019. (@acmilan.com)

Krzysztof Piątek is already on his way to Germany for his medical, as he’s saying goodbye to Milan.

After an incredible 2018/19 season, Piątek’s first half of the season has been one huge disappointment: after being unfit in pre-season, he’s had a very subpar performances and only scored 2 goal from open play (in addition to 3 penalties) in Serie A and Coppa Italia.

Piątek has left his place in the starting XI to Zlatan Ibrahimović and today his exit was agreed: the Polish striker, who only arrived in Milan last January, will join Bundesliga side Hertha BSC on a permanent deal.

As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio and Milannews.it among others, Hertha accelerated the negotiations over the past two days and on Wednesday a deal was struck: Piątek will join them for €27-28 million plus bonuses. Milan paid €35 million last year to get Krzysztof from Genoa.

Piątek has already got on a flight to Berlin and tomorrow or on Friday he will officially sign the contract. Sky suggests that Milan have no plans to sign another striker to cover for il Pistolero Polaco.

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ola
7 months ago

This Milan management are the worse in business.
They will buy player at high cost and sell him at low cost.
they don’t have patients on player.
they don’t no how to encouraged and managed player
Because of their poor management Milan have lose future player live Cutrone,Silva and Piatek.

Ashraf
7 months ago
Reply to  ola

Good luck piantek

Spangler Charles
Spangler Charles
7 months ago
Reply to  ola

From the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to today, in six games, AC Milan have scored 13 goals. In the previous seventeen games the Rossoneri have scored 15 goals, only two more than those made in this short period of matches.

soheil balini
soheil balini
7 months ago

So we sign a player, ruin him, and we sell him for less money. Very good business when you hire former legends as directors. Everyone who watches cutrone playing for Fio, will ask a very simple question: Why Milan let such a talented & hardworking player go. We will see Piatek talent soon enough to regret selling him. The most stupid thing is that we have no plan (short or long term) to replace Cutro and Piatek. We are fighting for UCL and we are losing the only Full striker, capable of playing 90 minutes. What happens If Ibra gets… Read more »

Agustinar
Agustinar
7 months ago
Reply to  soheil balini

Agree.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
7 months ago
Reply to  soheil balini

We need to go for timo Werner. He has a low release clause. Also piatek wasn’t good and defenders already figured him out since last March/April when his goals started drying up

Alexmilan
Alexmilan
7 months ago
Reply to  soheil balini

The only striker capable of playing 90 minutes ? Maybe the only striker capable of walking 90 minutes ! We have Leao and Rebic, there are not so many games so we don’t need a substitute right now. They also have Luan Capanni at Primavera who is a player that Simone Inzaghi gave him a game in serie A at Lazio ! It’s ok for now !

soheil balini
soheil balini
7 months ago
Reply to  Alexmilan

Full striker not shadow striker. Rebic and Leao aren’t target man. They are shadow strikers. With Piatek leaving, the only player capable of playing there is Ibra who is 38 years old!

Nästa
Nästa
7 months ago
Reply to  soheil balini

I think Leao can be a more modern striker

soheil balini
soheil balini
7 months ago
Reply to  Nästa

maybe. it’s a gamble. we are fighting for UCL. why we are gambling again?

Alexmilan
Alexmilan
7 months ago
Reply to  soheil balini

If Ibra is not available, maybe we don’t play with a target man ! There are at least 19 games to play, maximum 20 and we are fine like that. Piatek is not so good like we thought ! Look at Lukaku, at Lasagna, hard workers, good poachers, their teams are using their work on the pitch ! Piatek is a low worker, if we need a striker like that we need a high worker ! But Milan is aiming for top strikers, so it’s good like that !

soheil balini
soheil balini
7 months ago
Reply to  Alexmilan

Yeah you are describing Cutrone!!!!! at this point of season, no smart management would lose it’s reserve striker (cavani and psg). If you can’t understand such a simple thing, I don’t have anything to say.

Assim
Assim
7 months ago
Reply to  soheil balini

Cutrone WANTED to leave !! You can’t keep a sub player if he doesn’t accept the idea of being a sub ! What did Cuteone do in England ? Wolves fans talked about him the way we talked about Borini ! And now he just got to Fiorentina and let’s see if he will be a starter there ! Same shit for Piatek. We would like him to stay but if he wanted to be a starter even when he is obviously playing like shit than that’s his own problem ! Let him leave ! Germany might be good for… Read more »

soheil balini
soheil balini
7 months ago
Reply to  Assim

ok. in last year everything I (and some other fans) predicted became our reality. we are not special. you are just blind. from Maldini, Leo, Boban to Giampaolo appointment. from not signing Baka to selling Cutro. I reached a point in this blog to answer any arrogant comment with OK. if you can’t understand that as much as you believe that Piatek is not good enough, selling our only back up striker is wrong (without buying any replacment.) then I have no answare beside: OK!

Nästa
Nästa
7 months ago
Reply to  Assim

Agree with you but i dont think he wanted to leave. They needed his sale for Leonardos plan. I am really starting to see a bigger picture with leo
This is the same traitor as before
The curva was probably right with him.
I think they took him for his contacts but he is used to be able to not give a shit about FFP and cheating it which would not work at Milan and would probably bankrupt us. Im glad he left
I do trust our mgmt for now.

Assim
Assim
7 months ago

I think Piatek deserves better treatement than this. He made every single one of us jump of joy last season , so getting rid of him as soon as he hits the hard times is kinda harsh. But i don’t think it’s only the management decision , maybe him or his dad had a saying in this ! Gabriel Jesus wastes way more chances and even penalties but still gets his chance at Man City , Piatek could have stayed and learned from the best but it is what it is. I hope there is some buyback clause or something…… Read more »

nick
nick
7 months ago
Reply to  Assim

Totally agree. The lack of faith shown in Piatek is shocking and bizarre. He played under 3 different coaches and he wasn’t even at Milan for a full season.

To blame him for his poor form is grossly unfair.

The chaos at Milan starting at the top is beyond belief.

Nästa
Nästa
7 months ago
Reply to  nick

Sure but i still think its him that wanted to leave

Milanfan4ever
Milanfan4ever
7 months ago

Good luck piatek. Yes, we do need a back up striker, at the same time, maybe the managment was worried that his value would drop even further. Let’s face it, his technique and speed were very poor. Very very bad on the ball. Embarrassing. Just an one season wonder. This shows you how bad this club has been and is being run. Quick to jump on overpriced players and sell them for a loss soon after. More of this to come. Half of our squad are worth way less than what they were bought for.

Agustinar
Agustinar
7 months ago

Play Hakan as second striker in 4411. We mightn’t need to worry when Ibra must get a rest

tcl00
tcl00
7 months ago

Great news! We do not need one season wonder anymore. I hope we still give sometime to Paqueta, he is only 22 and can mature to be something like or even 50% of Kaka.

Emmy Apache
7 months ago

Milan has done the greatest mistake of this era
Ibrahimovic is good but he’s getting old, is he going to play all the games both Coppa Italia and the league?
It’s a bad decision to let him go

spikemmy
spikemmy
7 months ago
Reply to  Emmy Apache

Piatek doesnt want to play second fiddle to Zlatan cos of Euro… Again he wants to use us as a stepping stone to a “bigger” club for higher fee

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
7 months ago

Good, he is not worthy of being in Milan. We should have kept cutrone and gave him a real chance like we did for piatek. He has no speed, skill or great movement. Teams figured him out and he has been marked out of a game for 96% of this season so far. Now we got some money. We need to see about timo Werner. Last time I checked his release clause was just 30 mil. He would be great. Fast, skillful, clinical and is the German main forward as well so you know he’s not a flop. Him and… Read more »

nick
nick
7 months ago

I’m speechless. First Bacca, then Cutrone now Piatek. It doesn’t get much dummer than this. Unbelievable! Smh

LeKuskusePumponž
LeKuskusePumponž
7 months ago
Reply to  nick

And how many goals did Bacca, Cutrone and Piatek scored in the last 12-18 months?
I say this is a good move.
Now we can plan summer mercato with 30+M (from Piatek), 6M from RicRod and 20M from Suso. Almost 60M for 1-2 quality players.

If there is only a chance to pouch Nainggolan for this season 🙂

nick
nick
7 months ago

Keep dreaming. You must be clueless about Milan’s owners and what they’re about. Don’t forget what vulture funds do. They are not about investing money.

Vulture Funds are like loan sharks. Milan will not see any of that money reinvested in the squad. Smh

soheil balini
soheil balini
7 months ago

Cutrone has highest score/minutes ratio than any of our recent strikers.

Jonathan P
Jonathan P
7 months ago

(whistles) This sale is the one I most disagree with. No vision. And kinda rude or harsh to treat him like this after last season and after only half a season of bad results which were not his entire fault anyway. They had more patience with lesser players for a longer time. (whistles)

Nästa
Nästa
7 months ago

Its him that wants to leave.
“I want to play Arsenal”
Good luck with that.
(No trying to make fun out of hes broken english)
I believed in him. But from the early interviews you could hear a young guy out of place. Its sad if its true. But its similar with Suso, maybe for different reasons but similar.
You cant say he didnt get chances but the pressure was probably to much for him.
If he doesn’t leave and he becomes less predictable then our gunner should stay otherwise he should go.

Nästa
Nästa
7 months ago
Reply to  Nästa

Maybe Im to negative
But Im tired of players not sacrificing and giving their all. Some act like they should always be given things while other give their all, like Bennacer, like Romagnoli, like Rebic, like Castillejo. Fine he is a striker but still. Its sad. I like him.
Sorry

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
7 months ago
Reply to  Nästa

Nope your right. We don’t have time for players like piatek. We can do better than him. Rebic played 99% less than piatek and has just as many goals. Sorry that’s unacceptable. He was literally another bacca but had less skill. Bacca didn’t do anything when not scoring. The top teams have dynamic forwards and that’s a fact. Only bayern and to an extent Madrid play with a true target forward. But they have skill and speed. If you don’t work hard for the team when things aren’t going your way, then gtfo

anom
anom
7 months ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Yep. Bacca and Piatek were almost identical. Both utterly useless outside the penalty box. Awful passes, unable to shield the ball, etc. Only thing they’re good at is scoring goals. And when the service stopped, their one-dimensionality became too obvious – and a burden they couldn’t handle. Sad but true. I loved them both when they had the service and scored goals. Lots of them. But then came the droughtness…

nick
nick
7 months ago
Reply to  anom

They scored more goals than Kalinic, Andre Silva and Higuain though right? Smh

Nästa
Nästa
7 months ago
Reply to  nick

My neighbors dog did more with the ball then Kallinic
We are getting away from those terrible mistakes.

G-win
G-win
7 months ago
Reply to  Nästa

Hahaha

Alexmilan
Alexmilan
7 months ago
Reply to  Nästa

And he also said that when he will leave Milan he wants his value to be 60-70 millions ! Which was annoying ! Because Milan is a final destination not a temporary one and Maldini and Boban didn’t like this kind of a statement ! Also for Hakan who said he is now prepared for Bayern Munchen ! At Milan you have to be smart when you talk. Even if we live hard times, Milan is Milan !

Rex
Rex
7 months ago

Had no sorry feeling about this.
I felt much worse when we sold Cutrone over him tho.

dodger
dodger
7 months ago

Maybe he was a one season wonder. I liked him. But he could not link up with the midfield and he did not have any techniques whatsoever. That is not how a modern forward plays nowadays. Take a look at how Roberto Firmino plays for Liverpool…

MilanEstonia
MilanEstonia
7 months ago

Not very sad about this. But I think we could’ve kept him and gave him more chances until at least the summer. He did brag a lot in his peak and constantly was saying his dream was to go Real or Arsenal while still playing for us. He lost focus I think. Either he’s really out of form or just a one season wonder. Time will tell. I don’t feel sad or regret about outgoing players anymore ever since that summer when Ibra and Silva were sold. That was painful. Now it’s just part of the business lol. I hope… Read more »

anom
anom
7 months ago
Reply to  MilanEstonia

It seems there will be NO REPLACEMENTS at all! Thank Gazidis for that! Anyone know a good hitman to get rid of him? He’s done nothing but ruin the club so far. If he’s so goddamned brilliant, why Milan’s situations (as a club) hasn’t improved one single bit during his reign? It’s Boban & Maldini who have done the hard work to balance the books etc. Gazidis just says no to any player who would actually strengthen the squad.

And go ahead and ask Arsenal fans how much they love(d) him…

MilanEstonia
MilanEstonia
7 months ago
Reply to  anom

Or maybe we’re saving up for another mega summer mercato after the chinese purchase show.

Raven
Raven
7 months ago

Wait… What? Maldini why do we need money right now? Rebic has only showed 3 good games. Piatek at least has Serie A experience, was working on his preferred system. After Bennacer and Theo I have faith in your decisions but man, this is tough pill to swallow. Relying on a 38YO even if it’s Zlatan, shit happens, he might get injured. Rebic is amazing, but it’s just only a few games, eventually defenders will have a lot of video footage to know how to mark him. Leao is just a kid. The mercato closes tomorrow so, it’s not like… Read more »

anom
anom
7 months ago
Reply to  Raven

Gazidis said no anyway to all incoming transfers so they’re putting all in on Zlatan and him being healthy for 20 games. I wouldn’t do that with my money… But that’s just me…

dapito
dapito
7 months ago

good luck piatek… hope you got success in your new team… thx for goals and beautifull moment in milan

Nästa
Nästa
7 months ago

I do wonder what plan they have. I have faith in Boban and Maldini but this seems like the player was having his will. Maybe its our primavera forward but i could se rebic and leao playing together in a 4312 and paqueta behind them. But I really don’t know. And i must say that Pioli seems ro read our players better and better with the subs and that. But we can’t be stuck with Zlatan up top as the only answer but i think they know this

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
7 months ago

It seems like mgmt doesn’t want to bring anyone in, and there’s a lot of logic behind that. I guess they don’t believe we can reach 4th with options available to us on the market, and tbh reaching Europa-nothing league is not worth the investment.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
7 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Plus, as I said previously- nobody understands exactly how FFP limits us. And clearly that’s the most important factor in these decisions

nick
nick
7 months ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

it is a known fact that gazidis doesn’t invest in any team that he has been the GM. Milan are owned by a VULTURE FUND which means that they are not about football or restoring Milan to greatness. They’re all about making money and Milan currently is not a profitable club. Chances are they will be selling club. Hopefully the sooner the better. Rocco Commisso is doing more for Fiorentina from a football perspective. They are making sound decisions in the transfer market with Cutrone, Duncan from sassuolo and they are trying to get Paquetá and they are set to… Read more »

MilanEstonia
MilanEstonia
7 months ago
Reply to  nick

@nick you”re just mad that piatek is sold.. I understand the frustration. but it isnt the end bud. I dont like Gazidis as well but i have faith in Boban and Maldini. I mean Paolo wont be around if the managements plan is to ruin the team. Even Raiola believes in maldini and boban’s work. That says something. Im sure they have a plan. Lets just wait and see. Elliot’s goal is to sell the club for a hefty profit. They wont get anything with the sales of suso or piatek if their plan was to strip Milan off given… Read more »

nick
nick
7 months ago
Reply to  MilanEstonia

@MilanEstonia…I hear you bro. I hope you’re right but for now I take your advise and see how it plays out.

MilanEstonia
MilanEstonia
7 months ago

This just suddenly incurred to me! The no.9 curse…. is at full swing again lol inzaghi find a shaman or something pls.. lol

Nästa
Nästa
7 months ago
Reply to  MilanEstonia

I never think like this but man Inzaghi should come and knight the next nr9 lol

Nästa
Nästa
7 months ago

Bring Capanni in the fold

nick
nick
7 months ago
Reply to  Nästa

LOL. Gabriele Capanni can’t even start for Serie C side Novara but you want him back at Milan? Smh

TrueRossoneri
TrueRossoneri
7 months ago
Reply to  nick

Not that Capanni. I believe he is referring to Luan Capanni in the Primavera. He seems promising.

Nästa
Nästa
7 months ago
Reply to  TrueRossoneri

Thats right!

nick
nick
7 months ago

Now that Piatek, Suso, Rodriguez and most likely Paquetá is set to leave. I can most certainly guarantee that Milan will not sign better quality players to replace them. Instead, Gazidis will do what he has always done at Arsenal. Sign unknown, unproven young players that are more suited for the primavera team than the first team. We missed out on Dani Olmo who chose Leipzig over Milan which is a clear sign of how low we have fallen as a club. Smh Only new ownership with mega millions to spend can restore Milan’s reputation. I really hope that the… Read more »

Nästa
Nästa
7 months ago
Reply to  nick

I hear you man They woukd lose more if the stripped out milan then win. Olmo went because his agent was a greedy shit and to expensive to bet on right now. We need to get our balance together if we want to go further and if Elliots gonna sell. We have spent the third most of any club i think theae last ten years and they are trying to manage it now. If we spend big and stupid again with shitty balance and not enough sponsors its gonna be hell. Lets get our shit together and support our players… Read more »

dapito
dapito
7 months ago

i believe one of many reasons piatek played bad is curse about number 9…. i dont believe about curse or something like that but i believe no 9 put big stone in shoulder for any players who use it. (you got 2 choice, got curse or how to runaway from it). and it must gave bad effect how they played in the games… i dont know the reasons from players like piatek or silva to use that number….

Milan10
Milan10
7 months ago

well, personally i wouldnt sell ric rod, piatek and suso now because milan squad is already paper thin as it is (check out milan squad vs torino) and theres simply not enough time to find proper replacements. with european compt on the line milan need any help they can get. selling them in summer mercato would be much more reasonable. but i still trust maldini/boban. like i said, piatek is good st with very good shot technique; i would trust him over inzaghi to take penalty kick and be 1 on 1 with gk. however, his off the ball movements,… Read more »

Nästa
Nästa
7 months ago
Reply to  Milan10

Less pressure probably.
Great points man.
Im getting more and more respect for Zlatan
I think he saw a challenge to give back to a team he loves even during bad times. He has his media persona but I know this is just PR. I have a similar background to him in the same country and he has more heart then most people know. I dont like the persona i never have but i know where his heart is and what work he does.
And i think he could be the starting point. The drive that Boban knew.

Milan10
Milan10
7 months ago
Reply to  Nästa

correctamundo mate. to some ibra might look too brash, overconfident but to me thats exactly why he’s so successful. its not easy for a minorities like him to thrive. he really loves milan and the way milan sent him and ts33 away really broke my heart. i wished they had never left. but whats done is done ibra #izback now and look how well he leads milan to slowly rise up again