Juventus seal Higuain transfer

The Old Lady have forked out big money for the Argentinian striker.

Juventus seal Higuain transfer
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Juventus have completed the signing of Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for the sum of £75.3million, the third biggest transfer fee in football to date, behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

The Old Lady have been chasing the Argentinian striker all summer and have now got their man, with Higuain signing a five-year deal, becoming one of the club’s highest paid players in the process.

After winning two domestic doubles in a row, Juventus are determined to go one step further in the upcoming season and seal a Champions League trophy, having not won the competition since 1996. They did reach the final two years ago, but lost out 3-1 to a fantastic Barcelona side that claimed their own treble that year.

Juventus add world class striker

In Higuain, they’ve signed one of the best striker’s in world football, and undeniably the best striker in Italy. His goal record is unbelievable, having scored 191 goals in 329 senior games. Last season, he scored 36 league goals, winning the top scorer in Serie A, equalling a record for most goals in one season that stood since Gino Rossetti also scored 36 goals in 1928-29.

Higuain scored 36 goals last season (photo; Getty)
Higuain scored 36 goals last season (photo; Getty)

The hope is that he’ll take them to that aforementioned Champions League title, although Higuain has had some bad luck in the big moments in recent years, such as missing a good chance in the 2014 World Cup final, whilst Argentina were level at 0-0 with Germany. They’d go on to lose the game 1-0.

However, he brings world class talent to the Juventus frontline, needed after Real Madrid activated Alvaro Morata’s buy-back clause. Add his signing to that of Miralem Pjanic, and Juve have taken arguably Roma and Napoli’s best players this summer, further strengthening their expected domination in Italy.