De Laurentiis keen to use Napoli’s Poles to lure Piatek south

Published on: 13 October 2018

Krzysztof Piatek has taken Serie A by storm so far this season and with nine goals in just seven appearances for Genoa, he is already attracting the attention of Italy and Europe’s top clubs.

Napoli are one of those reportedly interested in the Pole’s services, and Aurelio De Laurentiis is keen to bring him to the Stadio San Paolo.

However, La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Genoa are demanding €60 million to allow the breakthrough star to leave, such is his stock at the moment.

De Laurentiis is reluctant to meet their evaluation though and his evaluation of the player comes closer to €25m, some way short of the Grifone’s asking price.

Napoli are hopeful that Arkadiusz Milik and Piotr Zielinski would be able to help move the deal along and to attempt to sway Piatek in the direction of Naples.

With the two clubs standing a distance away in their respective evaluations of the striker, the power remains with the Rossoblu who will likely be drowning in offers come January should he maintain his early-season form.

For club and country, Piatek already has 14 goals this season after scoring on his competitive international debut for Poland against Portugal in the Nations League.