Krzysztof Piatek first turned the heads of Europe’s top clubs when he signed for Genoa in the summer of 2018, going on to enjoy a prolific six-month spell with the club where he bagged 13 goals in just 19 outings before signing for AC Milan, and now a report from Calciomercato (via This is Futbol) claims Everton could be in the hunt for his signature.
Following on from that sensational run of form, a period that prompted Italian giants AC Milan to come calling with a £30.9m transfer, Piatek only increased his value on one of the biggest stages in Europe – netting a further nine goals over the second half of the season for the Rossoneri.
The Polish international, however, has found life tricky at the start of a brand new campaign at the San Siro – with Piatek’s form wavering slightly having bagged just three goals so far in 2019/20.
A similar figure across the continent, currently plying his trade in the Premier League for Everton, is none other than summer signing Moise Kean – who also had a prolific spell of goalscoring form last season with Juventus.
Unlike Piatek, the Italian forward is still yet to get off the mark for his new club – with issues such as turning up late to a team meeting and exhibiting a drop in confidence seemingly contributing towards some sections of the media already branding him a flop.
The same cannot be said of his counterpart, however, with Piatek already proving he can do the business consistently for a huge side last season and in glimpses this campaign.
Although there are many parallels to be drawn from these two forwards’ starts to the season, it seems like the Pole’s playing style and overall attributes essentially match with what Everton are currently lacking.
Namely, a composed goalscoring touch, athleticism, instinct, great running in-behind and presence – assets that Piatek seemingly has in abundance.
On top of that, the forward is also an ice-cool penalty taker – something that the Toffees have been lacking for quite some time judging by Gylfi Sigurdsson’s recent torrid record from the spot – missing five last season alone.
In comparison, the Milan striker has bagged 15 out of his last 17 penalties – not actually missing one since May 2018 before he moved to Serie A.
When you watch Piatek play, there is a certain calmness and assurance about him, and not just from the spot, with evidence pointing towards the fact that he could be a worthy investment from Everton’s perspective.
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