Higuain Joins AC Milan On Loan


AC Milan have announced the loan signing of Gonzalo Higuain from league rivals, Juventus.

The 30-year-old finalised his move to the club after completing his medical on Thursday.

The deal for the striker materialised following Cristiano Ronaldo's £100million move to Juventus from Real Madrid last month.

Massimiliano Allegri, the club’s coach and chairman Andrea Agnelli, had to allow the former Napoli front man go on loan, to accommodate Ronaldo.

Higuain moved to Juventus in 2016 for £79million after scoring a record 36 Serie A goals in the previous season for Napoli. His departure to a rival team infuriated supporters of the Naples club.

The 30-year-old has won Serie A and Coppa Italia titles in each of his two seasons at Juventus. He scored 55 goals in 105 appearances in all competitions, including 40 goals in 73 outings in the Serie A.

However, critics say he does not make impact on the big occasions. Higuain started one game for Argentina at the 2018 World Cup and used as a substitute in two other games, but failed to score a goal. He was left on the bench for the second round match against France, in which the Albiceleste lost 4-3 and were knocked out by eventual winners, France.

The same deal could also see AC Milan defender, Leonardo Bonucci rejoin his former club after spending one season with AC Milan.

Bonucci spent seven seasons at Juventus, winning six successive Serie A titles before joining AC Milan for £35m in a shock move last year.


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