Although two years have passed since the transfer to Hertha Berlin in January, Krzysztof Piątek scored only 12 goals in the Bundesliga. He has scored only once this season, and has played nine games. However, he only spent 345 minutes on the pitch. He became a reserve, although initially he was supposed to be the new star of the Berliners. The Pole, however, did not fit into the plans of Tayfun Korkut, the new coach of the Berliners, so he decided to return to Italy to sign a contract with Fiorentina.
If the forward passes Thursday’s medical tests, Fiorentina will loan him out by the end of the season. The possible buyout amount is to be around EUR 15-17 million.
Fiorentina is currently the seventh Italian Serie A team to score 32 points halfway through the competition, equal to Roma’s sixth and just two less than Juventus. The player of this team is the Polish goalkeeper Bartłomiej Drągowski, and in the years 2015-17 the team from Artemio Franchi was led by the former Polish national team coach Paulo Sousa.
Crazy career of the Five
In July 2018, Piątek joined Serie A as an anonymous (for Italian fans) striker. Within six months, he became a candidate to become the league’s top scorer, so in January 2019 Milan bought him for EUR 35 million, which is 30 more than Cracovia earned on him. Initially, in Milan, he delighted.
He fired in series (he finished the season 30 goals in all competitions), although the Rossoneri had terrible problems creating the action. In January last year, however, Zlatan Ibrahimović came and San Siro became too tight for both strikers. The more so because the Pole got stuck. Now is the time to prove that the beginning of his Italian adventure was not only a crazy episode, and Piątek can score goals regularly.