The ambitious football league Hertha BSC has made a significant dent in the offensive. The capital club confirmed the signing of Polish national scr-rmers Krzysztof Piatek from AC Milan.
The 24-year-old signed a long-term contract with Hertha after the successful medical check and is expected to cost 23 million euros plus diversity bonus payments, according to media reports.
“I’m happy to be yesterday! The decisive factor for me was the clear plan that the club has with me – together we want to achieve the best possible. At first I once felt as a St-rmer nat-rlich i can score a lot of goals for Hertha and help us to get in the table and as a team step for step-sing. A good start to the new league is very important to me. In the coming season, I hope that we as a team will compete internationally,” Piatek commented on his decision on “herthabsc.de”.
Piatek is the second most expensive purchase in the club’s history behind Lucas Tousart (25 million), who was only signed on Monday, but was loaned back to Olympique Lyon. Hertha has also signed midfielder Santiago Ascacibar (VfB Stuttgart) for 11 million euros during the winter break.
According to the Bild newspaper, Berlin is also to sign Brazilian U23 international Matheus Cunha from league rivals RB Leipzig.
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The 20-year-old midfielder is signing a contract with Hertha on Friday and will cost a further 15 million euros. However, Cunha will not be able to compete for Hertha until mid-February because of the SedAmerican Olympic qualifiers.
Piatek, who moved to Milan a year ago with a €38m goal and 19 goals from 21 games for Genoa, has a stand at AC after signing icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
He is often compared to Bayern star Robert Lewandowski in his Polish homeland. ‘I’ve tried to look at his behaviour on the pitch. “I’m trying to move in a similar way,” Piatek once said, “I know that’s his level, but I still have to work hard.”