The father of AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek has insisted that his son is open to a move elsewhere, confirming he is on the transfer market.
It has not been ideal start to the 2019-20 campaign for Piatek thus far as he has scored just once from open play in the league and has lost his spot in the starting XI to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Rafael Leao.
Numerous outlets have stated that he is considered up for sale, while The Athletic claimed that Piatek is attracting interest from the likes of Manchester United, Spurs, Aston Villa, Newcastle and West Ham United and is rated at €38m.
Interestingly, SportMediaset (via MilanLive.it) reported on Thursday that Piatek is expected to stay with AC Milan at least until June. The 24-year-old has accepted, certainly not favourably, his ‘relegation’ to a back-up role for the time being.
However, Piatek’s father has now confirmed that his son must be considered a starter and has firmly opened the door to the possibility of an exit in the last few days of the transfer window.
“Kris wants to reach Euro 2020 in good shape and that means he can’t be a reserve sitting on the bench, but wants to be a regular starter,” father Wladyslaw Piatek told Sportowefakty (via Football Italia).
“If he can’t do that at Milan, then he’ll gladly do it elsewhere. He is on the transfer market in January, just like Lucas Paqueta, Suso and Hakan Calhanoglu.
“Many clubs are asking to take him on loan, but Milan want to sell straight away to recover the money they paid Genoa a year ago and reinvest immediately in new players.
“It’ll all go down to the final week of the transfer window, when his future will be decided.”