The former striker emerged in River who played for Real Madrid, Napoli and Juventus, signed a contract for two seasons, with a salary of 7 million dollars per year. He meets again with the French Matuidi and several compatriots: González Pirez, Figal, Carranza and Pellegrini.
Gonzalo Higuaín arrived in Miami on Friday to join his new team: Inter Miami CF, from Major League Soccer (MLS), a club that broke the summer market and stayed with the 32-year-old forward, who comes from not being considered by Andrea Pirlo in Juventus. In addition, the team owned by the English David Beckham and technically directed by the Uruguayan Diego Alonso, had already incorporated another former member of the Old lady, the French Blaise Matuidi, and the Mexican Rodolfo Pizarro.
Jorge Mas, leader of the MLS club and owner of the company Mas-Tec (multinational of the infrastructure of engineering and construction companies based in Coral Gables), showed on his Twitter account a photo with the 32-year-old forward in the airport with the following legend: “A warm welcome to Gonzalo Higuaín, world class forward and champion”. He is not the only Argentine who will have the team that is last in the Eastern Conference of the MLS with the Chicago Fire, with only 8 units in 10 games played. There are also Leandro González Pirez (ex River), Nicolás Figal (ex Independiente), Julián Carranza (ex Banfield) and Matías Pellegrini (ex Estudiantes de La Plata).
The forward emerged in River and with a past in Real Madrid, Napoli, Milan, Chelsea and the Argentine National Team, will sign a multi-million dollar contract until December 2022 (charging $ 7 million per season), after defining his departure from Juventus and returning to America after 14 years in the Old Continent. Key in the negotiation was David Beckham, current owner of Inter Miami, who called the Pipita to let you know the interest of your club based in Florida.
Juventus and Higuaín reached an economic agreement to terminate the last year of the Argentine forward’s contract. “The agreement was reached in the last hours, so that Higuaín is already on a flight to the United States,” announced this Thursday afternoon The Gazzetta dello Sport.
Gonzalo Higuaín’s contract expired in 2021, but the new coach of the Juve Andrea Pirlo had announced that he did not have the ‘Pipita’ for the 2020/21 Calcio season.
“He was a great champion, a great player, but the cycle is over”, launched the coach on the scorer signed in 2016 by Juventus for 90 million euros to Napoli.
Inter Miami, owned by former English soccer star David Beckham, has just acquired the services of another former La Liga player. Juve, the Frenchman Blaise Matuidi, who was also Higuaín’s teammate at the Turin club. Matuidi made his Inter Miami debut in a 2-1 win over Atlanta United. Justly, Higuaín could also make his debut against the former Pity Martínez team (sold to Saudi Arabia) on Saturday, September 19 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
The Argentine forward lived a discreet season, far from his level in 2015/16, when he finished as the top scorer in Serie A with Napoli by breaking the record for the number of goals scored in a season in Serie A (36 goals, a record matched last season by Ciro Immobile).
The departure of Higuaín was a priority for Juventus to be able to close the arrival of a new 9, as Pirlo wishes, to support the Cristiano Ronaldo-Paulo Dybala duo. Among the other names cited by the Italian press are the Bosnian Roma striker, Edin Dzeko, the Spaniard from Atlético de Madrid, Álvaro Morata, who already wore the colors of Juve in the past (2014-2016), and -although it lost strength in the last days- the Uruguayan Luis Suárez of FC Barcelona.