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Report: Hammers in driving seat for Polish striker

According to a port by Italian outlet Calcio Mercato, West Ham is in the driving seat to sign the Poland international striker Krzysztof Piatek. with the Serie A outfit preferring to cash in on the player, rather than send him out on loan. The South Sheilds Gaqzatte claims the Hammers have edged in front of Newcastle United in the race to sign the AC Milan frontman adding that Newcastle enquired about the player earlier this window but wanted a loan with option to buy. Aston Villa and Barcelona have also been linked with Piatek.

The hope from AC Milan is that an auction would be held for Piatek – to help push his transfer fee over the €38m or so they paid for the striker a year ago to bring him in from Genoa in January last year having scored 19 goals in 21 appearances for the Grifone after a move from Cracovia in his homeland Poland.

Piatek has endured a tough season with Milan after a free-scoring one last season. Milan themselves haven’t had a great time in Serie A, and Piatek’s struggles were bolstered when the club moved to bring in Zlatan Ibrahimovic as their main striker.


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19 comments on “Report: Hammers in driving seat for Polish striker

  1. Good video, but I remember watching videos of Haller and getting excited…can’t see our board shelling out 38m Euros though!!

  2. west ham will never sign piatek as they are not prepared to spend any money , they want them all on the cheap. we will end up with ” ALLEN ” only we might get “GIROUD ” as well but that will be it . WHAT A JOKE for a club rated in the top 20 wealthy clubs

  3. No doubt Everton or Spurs will nip in and pinch him, why don’t the hammers just say nothing and do a deal.

  4. How many times have I heard spurs or Manchester United are interested and want to sign piatek in this window? Now in your story it’s West Ham, Aston Villa and Barcelona that are linked? What’s going on here exactly? I think I can guess. Agents trying to get Tottenham and Daniel levy to cough up more money.

  5. Another ‘we tried to sign him but couldn’t get it over the line’
    At €38m this rules out Sullivan’s “interest” in him.
    Joe Allen or nobody will come in

  6. Why would we pay 38 million for a “ secondary “ striker when they will not pay decent money for a must buy midfielder & left back this is a non story

  7. Absolute non story…AC Milan don’t want him because he is not the best… So in order to offload him to try and get there money back the agent gets involved to get clubs in a bidding war..best we will get is a player the top 8 In England, top 2 In France top 8 in spain and top 4 in bundesliga top 6 in Italy don’t want then its a bidding war between the bottom 8 in the Premier league… The Next level lol 😂🤪

  8. Who is this Guirassy fella then?? Are they just making up names now…?

  9. We do not need a striker as a priority . We do not give our strikers any service so they do not score . We need midfield players desperately . Total miss management … AGAIN !!

  10. Looking back last match against foxes, We lack of pace at the middle. They just don’t understand the concept of priority transfer

  11. How did a story in a newspaper become total mismanagement?

  12. Peter, this is a story printed in the South Shields Gazette. yet you say it is mismanagement by the board. I know they have lots of business interests but I’m pretty sure they don’t own the South Shields Gazette. We need players in several positions, can we not look for them all at the same time? Do we have to sign a midfielder before we can look at other positions? If a good right or left back suddenly became available should we say no thanks because we haven’t signed our midfielder yet?

  13. We are a football club, why do seemingly good players coaches and managers when employed at West Ham suddenly become unable to do what they have done previously? Yet once they leave with pockets full of cash they are able to resume football positively again.

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