Real Madrid made an attempt to sign Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa in January before the striker eventually joined Milan, according to his former Coach.
Michal Probierz, who managed the Poland international at KS Cracovia, claims Madrid were in the running to sign the striker before his move to the Rossoneri.
“So far he’s moved well and taken all the right steps to become a great player on an international level,” Probierz told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I’m sure that now Milan will get back among the top four clubs in Serie A. Then, in the future, he’ll become a star, worthy of playing for Real Madrid.
“I really think Real’s directors regret not trying hard enough to buy him in January. They really thought about him, but Milan wanted him more.
“For Italian fans, especially the Rossoneri ones, it’s great because they can admire him every weekend.
“I’m sure that with his character and attitude to every aspect of the game, he’ll be among the greatest strikers of his generation.”