Piatek responds to Ibrahimovic speculation: “We need players of his level”

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek has revealed that he would love the chance to play alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic if he were to return to the club.

We revealed prior to the game via our mercato expert Vito Angele that negotiations over Ibrahimovic are ongoing as the 38-year-old’s requests are still higher than the offer on the table.

The former PSG man is apparently asking for €10m-a-year, while the current offer from Milan is for a six-month deal for €3m, with an extension at €6m for next season if the team were to perform a miracle and qualify for the Champions League.

Piatek meanwhile got on the scoresheet for the fourth time this season during Sunday’s 3-2 win at Bologna, scoring the opening goal after tucking away a penalty which he won.

The Poland international spoke to reporters after the game, and his words were transcribed by gianlucadimarzio.com.

“We all had a great game. The group is what counts and not the individual performances,” he said.

“Europe? The next game is always the most important one, let’s think game by game. If I am physically better now? Yes, it’s true. I’m fine now, I feel better. The first part of the season was a bit complicated but now it’s much better.

“Playing with Ibrahimovic? He’s an incredible footballer. We need players of his level. He has done well wherever he has been so I would say that if he came he would be great for Milan.”

Tags AC Milan Krzysztof Piatek Zlatan Ibrahimovic