Genoa eager to keep Piatek

01 October 2018 06:34:54 EST
Head coach Davide Ballardini is the man in charge at Genoa this season.

Genoa club president Enrico Preziosi has dismissed suggestions that new striking sensation Krzysztof Piatek could be sold as soon as January.

The 23-year-old Poland international striker has made an incredible start to life in Italian football, almost immediately sparking talk of interest from a number of major clubs.

Just thinking about it (selling him) is crazy.

Enrico Preziosi

Piatek has scored eight goals in six Serie A appearances for Il Grifone, while his overall record for Genoa following his summer arrival from Cracoiva stands at 12 goals in seven games - due to him having scored four times in a 4-0 Coppa Italia win over Lecce.

However, Preziosi has vowed not to allow Piatek move on in the near future, with his club having done plenty of homework before completing a 4million euro deal which already looks like one of the bargains of the summer.

He told the Italian media: "Just thinking about it (selling him) is crazy.

"I'm very happy with him. We knew he possessed great qualities, he's a latent talent, but I wouldn't be telling the truth if I said 'I knew it'.

"However, I'll also say that we didn't sign him on a whim, I'd seen him play. He's a striker who scored 21 goals in the Polish League last season, in all kinds of ways. He's a real talent who can explode at any moment."

Inspired by Piatek, Genoa stand in sixth place in Serie A after winning four of their opening six league games.

Next up is a visit from Parma next Sunday, with the hosts 8/11 to claim all three points and 14/1 to win the game 3-1, with the draw priced at 13/5.

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