Bild: The key reason Piatek snubbed Spurs, Chelsea and Man Utd for Hertha Berlin

By Oliver Fisher -

Krzysztof Piatek’s wife had a big say in her husband’s decision to complete a move to Hertha Berlin last month, according to a report.

The Times claimed that Manchester United ‘were close to a deal’ for the 24-year-old, while La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira reported that Chelsea were offered the striker and that contacts were ongoing at one stage between Tottenham and Milan.

However, it is the German capital club who ended up winning the race thanks to a blitz in the final week of the window, signing Piatek for a reported fee of €27m.

SportBild (via Sport Witness) believe that there was a key reason why Piatek did not complete a move to England during the January mercato.

They state that the striker’s wife was keen to move back closer to their home country Poland, which obviously rendered Berlin geographically the much better choice.

Piatek scored in his first start for Hertha on Tuesday night as they bowed out of the DFB-Pokal with an extra-time defeat to Schalke.

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