Krzysztof Piatek joins AC Milan from Genoa on long-term deal

Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek has put Europe's top clubs on red alert
Image: Krzysztof Piatek has joined AC Milan in a £31m deal from Genoa

Krzysztof Piatek has joined AC Milan from Genoa on a four-and-a-half year deal, it has been confirmed.

The Milan club announced on Wednesday night that Piatek has signed a four-and-a-half year contract until June 2023 which will see him earn around £34,000 per week (£1.7m per year).

The £31m deal sees Genoa lower their original asking price of £36m (€40m), but Milan will have to pay the fee upfront and include add-ons should they finish in a Champions League qualifying spot in Serie A.

Piatek, who has been handed the shirt number 19, will be unveiled to the media on Thursday afternoon at 12pm GMT and will join his new team-mates for his first training in Milan colours at 3.30pm.

AC Milan have moved for the Poland international after Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain saw his loan deal at the San Siro cut short to join Chelsea on loan for the remainder of the season.

Gonzalo Higuain spent the first half of the season at AC Milan
Image: Milan moved for Piatek as a replacement for Gonzalo Higuain, who has now joined Chelsea on loan until June

The 24-year-old originally joined Genoa for £3.6m (€4m) from Polish side Cracovia in the summer, after netting an impressive 21 goals in 36 appearances in the Ekstraklasa season.

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His stint in Italy has been just as successful, with 19 goals scored in 21 appearances for Genoa so far this season.

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