Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain has been a prolonged target for European elites clubs, Chelsea and AC Milan. The striker has made a decision about his future.
Chelsea’s transfer business took far from a good start, but now with the arrival of new boss Maurizio Sarri, the tide looks to have turned. The Blues have usurped the signature of highly rated midfielder Jorginho from Napoli and now, the London club has received a major boost in their pursuit to sign Argentina and Juventus’s frontman Gonzalo Higuain.
Juventus’s number 9 has been a regular name on Chelsea’s wishlist as the Blues ingressed this summer’s transfer window with a lookout for a man to add a pinch of quality in the frontline. AC Milan also appeared to be keen to acquire the Argentine’s signature.
The latest report by La Stampa acknowledges the 30-year-old striker is ‘not convinced’ by Milan’s proposal and would prefer to join Chelsea instead as he would like the challenge of playing in the Premier League.
During Italian tactician Maurizio Sarri’s reign at Napoli, Gonzalo Higuain was on top of his game and broke Serie A’s scoring record in a single campaign with 36 goals in the 2015-16 season. Sarri and Higuain know each other well from their time together at Italian side Napoli. And, according to The Mirror, they could be reunited soon.
Higuain’s arrival at Stamford Bridge will certainly out questions over Morata’s role.
Speaking after Chelsea’s pre-season win over Inter Milan, Sarri hinted that the Spanish striker could be offloaded
“We have been working hard but it is only the start. Not everyone is here yet but the players that are here are doing well. We are a little behind physically speaking but I am happy with this result. Youngsters? Well, let’s see. “
“I don’t have any experience in the English Premier League so let’s see how long it will take some of our youngsters to have an impact. I think we will hear a lot of good things about them this season. Morata? We want to keep our best players but not at all costs. “
“We want to keep our top players but only if they want to be here. We can try to convince some players but let’s see how it goes. We want to keep improving.”
Higuain, 30, is no doubt a lethal striker, but perhaps could not be a long-term attacking solution for Chelsea. In my opinion, the Blues need to keep hold of Alvaro Morata and should try to solve their goalkeeping situation first.