Signed and sealed as Chelsea fans officially see £25 million striker Piatek sign shock deal
Hertha Berlin have signed Poland striker and Chelsea target Krzysztof Piatek from AC Milan on a long-term contract
Tammy Abraham is our top goalscorer this season, however, the England international is struggling with an ankle injury and that means that we only have Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud as the clubs only options up top.
And according to reports Lampard demanded the club sign a new striker last month, as the former midfielder urged technical director Petr Cech and director Marina Granovskaia to back him in the transfer window, as Lampard felt the west London club must spend to secure a place in the top four this season.
And according to reports, if Frank Lampard offloaded Olivier Giroud to Inter Milan during the January window, then they may bid for the striker at rivals AC, with reports suggesting Stefano Pioli’s side were keen to do a £25 million deal.
However, we decided not to do any transfer business during the transfer window, and in the end, missed out on the very powerful young striker and even decided to keep hold of Giroud, despite reports he was keen to leave.
Now it seems that they have missed out on the gifted Piatek, as the striker will now play under former Spurs striker Jurgen Klinsmann, the head coach at Hertha.
“Krzysztof is an incredibly dangerous attacker who has shown his quality at the highest level,” said Hertha sporting director Michael Preetz.
Piatek only spent a season at Milan but struggled to get going this season and only managed to net four goals, but that was enough to convince Hertha to sign him up during the January transfer window.
He is a very young striker that could have been a good buy for us, and we have once again missed out on the man.