Polish journalist explains Piatek’s struggles at Milan; believes Milik could be perfect fit

By Oliver Fisher -

Polish journalist Maciej Siemiatkowski has claimed that Arkadiusz Milik could be the ‘perfect striker’ for Milan amid rumours linking the Rossoneri with a move.

A number of different outlets have reported over the past few weeks that Milan are looking for a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic who looks set to depart once his contract expires.

La Gazzetta dello Sport have persisted with the rumour that Milik is the man who the club have identified as their first choice replacement, with a swap deal even possible.

Now, Maciej Siemiatkowski from Polish outlet Sportowe Fakty has spoke exclusively to MilanNews about whether Milik could be a good fit for Milan.

“Milik could be the perfect striker for Milan, he is hungry for goals and technically superior to Piatek,” he said.

“It is no coincidence that Spanish clubs are often interested in him. But there is a problem: Milik, like Piatek, is not a leader.”

Another Poland international has been in the media a lot over the past few months in striker Krzysztof Piatek, who left Milan for Hertha Berlin in January having struggled for form all season.

Siemiatkowski discussed why things did not work out for Piatek in the end at San Siro despite an incredible first few months.

“Piatek is a classic striker. He needs to be well served, he is not able to create situations on his own like Lewandowski and Milik,” he said.

“He is a great striker but he needs time. He is incredibly ambitious and I believe that the best still has to come. I think everything went too fast in his life. In six months he became a star in Serie A and went to a great club like Milan. He had all eyes and was too criticised, then Ibrahimovic arrived and Piatek has been unfairly penalised.

“Milan is a very specific team. There are great expectations, not always with reason. The managers change after a few months, there is no permanent philosophy. I think Rangnick will arrive next season and bring Milan into the Champions League.”

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