When Hertha Berlin became the highest-spending team in Europe in the January of 2020, eyebrows were raised. The capital club started to throw around money like it was going out of fashion (ironically true given the COVID-19 crisis), but precious few of their signings really hit it off. Chief among them was Krysztof Piatek. The Polish striker had done well in Italy for both Genoa and then, in spurts, AC Milan.
However, a drop-off in performances seen Milan trade the 25-year-old Pole in exchange to bring back Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer. Piatek has since failed to do much in Germany, failing to make a lasting impression albeit scoring 5 goals in 16 appearances. Dissatisfaction is rife with the January signings, though, and it could see Hertha look to ship off some of these key signings – Piatek included.
The club most commonly linked at the moment is AS Roma. The Italian giants are looking for a striker to either compete with or replace Edin Dzeko, and it’s believed that they see the Pole as the ideal signing to help fill in the void. With talk that Dzeko could leave for either Internazionale or Juventus, though, we could see Roma have to fill in the place whether they choose to or not.
Piatek, though, needs to find a club that wishes to build around him; too many moves in a short space of time is almost certainly going to be detrimental to his chances of lasting success.