SM Exclusive: Insider reveals all on Piatkowski – playing style, strengths and Milan’s interest

By Oliver Fisher -

A surprise name has been linked with AC Milan over the last couple of days in Kamil Piatkowski, a defender not many fans know too much about.

Krzysztof Stanowski of Weszlo reported yesterday that intense talks are underway between Raków Częstochowa and Milan regarding the transfer of Piatkowski. The price would be €5m, and a key meeting will take place on Wednesday. If then the transfer is not done, other interested clubs will be invited to open talks, he added.

We spoke to Szymon Janczyk of the same outlet to get some information on the player, including his strengths and potential for the future.

“He has big potential. Now he is at Raków, but he was at one of top three academies in Poland – Zagłębie Lubin, as were Piotr Zielinski for example and Krzysztof Piątek but – and its a big BUT – Piątek joined them when he was 18, Piątkowski was 16.

“They could do much more with him, especially with technical skills, and Raków have a very, very good project in Polish football as well. They think like a club from a top five league. Find good players, promote them.

“They play with three centre-backs, so he must be like a playmaker and he is definitely good at this. Raków is something like Atalanta in Italy, and they even play in kinda same way. Of course our league isn’t the best, let’s be honest, but young talents from Poland are a hot stuff.

“I think he might be like Sebastian Walukiewicz (of Cagliari). In comparison with him he is a late talent, but mentality and people who are closest too him are a guarantee of success. How big success? I dont know, really. He wont be a Milan-level player immediately, but he has good management, so I think they might loan him to another club and build his career step-by-step.

“So, he is not like a Tomori, a player for now. But year later from now it might be very different situation. To sum it up – Milan might buy a player, who is one of the top talents in our country. Definitely top young defender in Ekstraklasa right now, as the others left (Bednarek, Walukiewicz).

“I heard that the decision is already made, but I dont know what kind of decision it is. Is it Milan or someone else. But we should know it very soon. What I heard also – a lot of clubs are interested in him. Like half of Serie A.”

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