Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has asked for Premier League side’s to make a bid for him in the future as he plans on playing in England before his career ends.
Chelsea has been on the lookout for a top-class striker ever since Diego Costa was left out of the Blues’ squad at the end of last summer. The West London club spent a record fortune for signing Alvaro Morata a year ago but the Spaniard has struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League. And after finishing outside the top 4 in the Premier League, Chelsea will have some confidence of signing a new forward in the form of Higuain, who has asked for an English suitor to come and get him.
The 30-year-old centre-forward arrived at Turin from Napoli for a fee of £75 million two years ago and has helped the Old Lady to two Scudettos in consecutive seasons. However, the 30-year-old is now ready for a new challenge and wants to play in the Premier League as he has issued in a presser earlier this week.
The Premier League Fascinates Me- Higuain
Speaking to ESPN in Argentina ahead of the FIFA World Cup, Higuain was asked if about his future at Juventus and if he wanted to move away from Italy. And he was not shy in admitting his desire and openness to play in England, “I have a contract with Juventus and no one has communicated anything different, I’m very calm, my soul stays in Turin for now. But I would love to play in the Premier League, it fascinates me a lot.”
Higuain has scored 55 goals in 105 games for the Serie A champions but with the possible arrival of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski at Turin, he may find himself restricted to limited appearances.
I think that Higuain is a great striker despite the criticism he has faced over the past years. Playing in the Premier League would be a challenge for the Argentine but with the experience that he has had in his playing career, I’m sure he would fit in well. But Chelsea may have to wait until next season to lure Higuain to Stamford Bridge.