Gattuso backs Piatek to hit the ground running at Milan
Gennaro Gattuso is prepared to move on from Gonzalo Higuain’s departure to Chelsea and shift his focus to new signing from Genoa, Krzysztof Piatek.
Higuain ended his ill-fated loan spell at San Siro by reuniting with former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea this week.
The 31-year-old scored only 6 goals from 15 Serie A outings for the Rossoneri, returns which are quite meagre considering his past goalscoring record in the Italian top flight.
Milan have signed Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa for a reported fee of €35 million to fill in the void left by the Argentine talisman and Gattuso has backed him to hit the ground running.
Having scored 13 goals in 19 Serie A appearances this season, Milan will be hoping for their new signing to help them in their surge for a top-four finish and Gattuso spoke of the Polish international in glowing terms.
“Piatek is a man of few words,” revealed Gattuso. “He has lots of enthusiasm and was really surprised with how he was welcomed by his new team-mates and the coaching staff.
“I don’t want to talk about Higuain. He made his choice and he’s now in the past.
“We have signed a really determined player. We lose a top striker but we have a new one who can really help us, a very physical player who has an eye for goal.”