Gonzalo Higuain was a very good player for Juventus.
He was very good even though he had the weight of a then-club-record transfer fee attached to him from the second he walked through the doors in Vinovo for the very first time. He was a very good striker even though he had expectations that he was one of the missing pieces and had the bar set incredibly high after scoring a Serie A single-season record number of goals the season before he moved to Juventus.
Essentially, Higuain — no matter if you agreed with forking out that much money to activate his buyout clause with Napoli — was far, far, far from a failure during his time with Juventus.
That time in Turin, however, has no come to an end.
Higuain, now 32 years old and clearly not the player he once was, has officially terminated his contract with Juventus, the club announced Thursday, after the player’s agent/brother made the trip to Italy to finish negotiations last week. With Higuain now a free agent, he is expected to following former Juve teammate Blaise Matuidi to the United States and sign with Major League Soccer side Inter Miami. Continue reading