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Gonzalo Higuain has finally completed his £75 million switch from Napoli to Juventus, after the Italian Champions triggered his release clause.
Higuain underwent a medical in Madrid last week, and has already finalized the paperwork to complete his switch. The attacker becomes the third most expensive player in the world, behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
Juventus have already posted an update on Twitter, confirming the Argentine’s switch. Napoli have also posted a farewell message on Twitter.
Napoli were reluctant to let go of the striker. However, Juventus simply triggered the Argentine’s £75.3 million release clause.
Gonzalo Higuain has signed a four-year contract with the Juve, he will be earning €6.3 million a season. The Argentina international completed his medical last Friday, with Napoli and Juventus both confirming the transfer this Tuesday on social media.
Juventus have already completed four signings prior to Higuain – Dani Alves, Medhi Benatia, Miralem Pjanic, and Marko Pjaca.
Arsenal and Atletico Madrid were believed to be interested in the 28-year-old. However, Juventus offered a much better financial package.
Higuain spent six years with Real Madrid, where he made just under 200 appearances and scored over 100 goals for the club. He then moved to Italy in 2013, after Napoli secured his services for €40 million.
During his time in Italy, Higuain played over 100 matches for Napoli, and scored over 70 goals. The star striker’s stats are phenomenal compared to other strikers his age, meaning he is definitely worth his price tag.
He finished the previous season as top scorer in the Serie A, scoring 36 goals – even breaking an old record.
Meanwhile, speculation over Paul Pogba’s switch from Juventus to Manchester United still continues. Many news reporters believe that Juventus are going to use the money from the sale of Paul Pogba to complete their Gonzalo Higuain move.
Manchester United are expected to announce their signing of Paul Pogba sometime next week.