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COP or DROP: Piątek x Genoa CFC

Buying young talents is always very risky, here's what could happen to the Polish striker

COP or DROP: Piątek x Genoa CFC Buying young talents is always very risky, here's what could happen to the Polish striker

Item: Krzysztof Piątek

Brand: Genoa CFC

Made in: Poland

Release date: 1/7/1995

Price: €4M


Have ever happened to you to find an unknown name during your attempts to purchase the perfect item on the internet, and to find it difficult to pronounce, even more, to speak? That’s more or less what happened at Genoa’s management when last summer they met the new protagonist of our “COP or DROP” column.

It’s written Krzysztof Piątek, it’s pronounced “Piontek” and, of course, we’re talking about the Ligurian club’s new striker, signed this summer from Klub Sportowy Cracovia for €4M, a way smaller figure that the ones spent for our previous protagonists. Nevertheless, after already playing good during the pre-season, the Polish striker already proved himself worthy of the Grifone, scoring four goals in his first game against Lecce in Coppa Italia, and then scoring again after just 6 minutes of his Serie A debut against Empoli. So, let’s see which could be the possible scenarios for the new name of the Rossoblù attack.


Best Case Scenario: Robert Lewandowski


Being the best scenario, the pairing with Bayern Munich’s strikers is more than fitting. “Lewa” and Piatek share many things, like role and nationality. Just like Lewandowski, the new Genoa striker is facing his first challenge in a top league being 23 years old, and he can only hope to reach the numbers that Lewa got with Borussia Dortmund, that booked him a plane ticket for Munich. Piatek still has many things to learn, but he already looks ready to score tons of goals.


Worst Case Scenario: Gergely Rudolf


It’s just one of the many disastrous signings made by Genoa in the last years, but there are many others. It happens, when the transfer market brings new players in and out every year, as happened to the club ran by the volcanic president Preziosi. Just like others before him, Piatek could just be the umpteenth talent that will disappoint the supporters.


Expected Scenario: Tomas Skuhravy


Many people may not know this name, but under the Lanterna, it always generates an aura of mystic emotion, together with an old song that the supporters in the Gradinata Nord used to sing for the Czechoslovak giant in the Nineties. And maybe the rossoblù people will have to praise another Balkan striker, a scenario that may realize if Piatek will prove himself worthy of the expectations, also staying at Genoa for more than a couple of seasons.





Even being one of the last signings made by Genoa, Piatek already wrote his name in the books of history. In fact, the Polish striker is the first player ever in the history of the club to score four goals in a single Coppa Italia game.