"Next Robert Lewandowski" Krzysztof Piatek being monitored by Barcelona

Aditya Devavrat 12:03 14/09/2018
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Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek is turning heads across Europe after a stunning start to life in Serie A.

While Cristiano Ronaldo is struggling to get off the mark in Italy for Juventus, Piatek took just six minutes to register his first league goal for Genoa. In total, he’s scored seven times in his first three outings for Genoa, including a stunning four-goal debut in the the Coppa Italia.

His form earned him a first call-up to the national team for Poland’s most recent international engagements, and the 23-year-old is drawing comparisons to a much more famous compatriot after bursting onto the scene in Italy, being dubbed the “new Robert Lewandowski”.

And Genoa have already had to issue hands-off warnings to other clubs, with club president Enrico Preziosi telling Napoli they had no chance of landing the youngster, who arrived in Italy this summer for a paltry €4.5million from Cracovia in the Polish league, any time soon.

Meanwhile, Barcelona have also been linked with a move for Piatek, having begun keeping tabs on the player after his fast start to life in the Italian league.

The striker is apparently being weighed up at the Camp Nou as a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez, who at 31 has started to show signs of slowing down over the past year.

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