Piatek hits out at AC Milan over struggles: “The strikers change every year”

By Oliver Fisher -

Krzysztof Piatek has hit out at Milan for a lack of continuity just days after sealing a move to Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.

Despite links with a number of clubs in England, Hertha eventually won the race for the Pole’s signature. The German capital club announced the capture of Piatek in a statement on Thursday night, and it is believed the fee is either €22m plus bonuses or €27m.

The 24-year-old had fallen out of favour under Rossoneri head coach Stefano Pioli, who preferred using a strike partnership of Rafael Leao and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

As such, Piatek has departed Milan after just 12 months at the club following his €35m arrival from Genoa last January. Piatek discussed his early impressions of Hertha and also why he thinks it didn’t go well at Milan.

“Scoring is a passion, expectations are very high in Berlin and the fans in the city shouted at me ‘Piatek, pum, pum, pum!’,” he said (via MilanNews.it).

“On the bench after Ibrahimovic’s arrival? This happens to Milan. The strikers change every year, so it’s probably their habit.”

La Gazzetta dello Sport recently reported that the club will collect a fee of €27million: a breath of fresh air for the Financial Fair Play.

The paper claims that Milan will record a mini-capital gain of €1m on the balance books, while the ‘Pistolero’ will also be better off as he is doubling his salary to €4million.

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