Juventus want to offload Gonzalo Higuain for fresh talents
Juventus want to offload Gonzalo Higuain for fresh talents. Turin giants finally realized that Gonzalo Higuain is not the man who will bring European success to them. Higuain will turn 31 at the end of this year and Juve is looking for someone younger to add pace in their attack going forward.
Football Italia reports as per Sports Mediaset, “Juve must sell before they can buy several top players and have decided to sacrifice Higuain as opposed to Paulo Dybala. Juventus are reportedly ready to accept offers of €50m for the striker this summer.”
Bianconeri hired Higuain after 2015/16 season paying a record fee of €90 million to rival Napoli. But, Argentine international didn’t live up to the expectation and failed to shine in European games for The Old Lady of Turin.
He wasn’t on the scoresheet in last season’s Champions League final against Real Madrid and then he was flat in this season Champions League’s quarterfinal tie against them as well. Bianconeri have even preferred Mario Mandzukic in latest games in place of Higuain.
Argentine international do have scored 55 goals but it felt like he is only living in the shadow of his Serie A record goalscoring run of 2015/16 season. Higuain scored 36 goals for Napoli that season catching the eye bowls of Juve management team. But, he failed to raise his bar to prove himself ready for European glory.
There are very few who are in demand as no.9 at the age of 32. However, it’s not the end of the road for the Pipita. Juve can make a swap deal for him with Chelsea bringing Alvaro Morata back. Otherwise, PSG or Bayern Munich can be his likely next destination considering Edinson Cavani’s departure from Paris and Robert Lewandowski leaving Bavarians for Real Madrid.