Krzysztof Piatek to Tottenham: Hertha Berlin to seal £22.8m transfer, Chelsea and West Ham links

Krzysztof Piatek is set to leave AC Milan before Friday’s transfer deadline.

The Poland international has been strongly linked to Tottenham throughout the window following an injury to top striker Harry Kane, which will see him out of action until at least April.

Other clubs, such as Newcastle, Aston Villa, Chelsea and West Ham United have also been linked to the attacker.

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So, what is the latest on Piatek’s future?

Who is he?

Piatek is currently on the books of AC Milan but has struggled in 2019/20 having scored just four goals in 18 outings for Stefano Pioli’s outfit.

He enjoyed an excellent season in 2018/19, though, netting 13 goals in 20 games to kick off the campaign and saw him make the move to Milan where he scored nine times in the final 18 matches of the season.

Before that, the 2017/18 season was fruitful for Piatek at his former club Cracvoia as he scored 21 times in 38 appearances to earn a move to Genoa for €4 million.

(Image: Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)

The frontman became the first player since Gabriel Batistuta to score in each of his first seven games in Serie A when he netted in a 3-1 defeat to Parma in October 2018.

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How has he done this season?

Not as well as hoped, it seems. Four goals in 18 appearances this season represents one of Piatek’s leanest spells in front of goal and with the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the club on a free transfer, he has been pushed down the striking pecking order.

Piatek has reportedly held talks with AC Milan chiefs and he is aware there is interest in him from elsewhere.

Piatek on Arsenal

Tottenham fans may be concerned with comments previously made by Krzysztof Piatek about his boyhood club, amid rumours of a swoop in the January transfer window.

Interest from Premier League sides was quickly mentioned, with…