The Rossoblu spent just €4.5m on the Polish striker but he is comfortably outscoring more expensive summer signings
Krzysztof Piatek did not require any act of misdirection to save himself from getting mobbed at the airport when he arrived for his medical at Genoa this summer. There was no need to keep travel plans secret, or to wait until everyone was busy watching the World Cup final.
Why would there be? This was not another Cristiano Ronaldo arriving to upend Italian football, but an uncapped striker one month away from his 23rd birthday. At €4.5m, Piatek was only Genoa’s fifth-most expensive signing of the summer.