Barcelona target Krzysztof Piatek become Juventus’ priority
Three weeks ago Sport reported that Barcelona is eyeing Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek to replace Luis Suarez. Since then, Polish striker is in the news and constantly been linked with European powerhouse. Now, the latest news has arrived that Juventus have enquired about Piatek.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports, “The Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek, Serie A top scorer has sparked interest all over the Europe. His incredible pace of goal scoring has brought interest from many big European clubs but Juve is the front-runner to acquire his services next summer.”
The report adds, “Juventus have already knocked on the door of Genoa for prodigy striker. They don’t waste any time to move ahead of domestic rival Inter Milan and AC Milan, and clubs in England, Spain, and Germany for Piatek services.”
However, it’s too early to disclose the transfer figure. Genoa paid only €4 million to acquire his services this summer from Polish club KS Crackovia. The initial figure is expected to open at €20 million but Bianconero Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici are playing their cards without hurting their relationship with club Genoa.
Genoa and Juventus maintain a very good relationship from their past dealings. Juventus are in no hurry to make an aggressive movement. Genoa president Enrico Preziosi is enjoying the Polish striker debutant season at the club. He has scored 10 goals in six matches he played.
Piatek has scored six Serie A goals in five matches and scored other four goals in Coppa Italia debut fixture. None of the other strikers have yet achieved the 10 goals mark in top five leagues. On the other hand, Juve is struggling to find goals from their no.9 player. They’re looking forward to reinforce their squad with an young striker. Piatek right now is the best bet to replace Mario Mandzukic at the club.