With the fact that Chelsea cannot rely on Alvaro Morata, there is speculation that the Premier League giants will be interested in recruiting former Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain on the occasion of this month’s winter transfer market. It is probable that the Juventus player will leave for Stamford Bridge this January, but coach Gennaro Gattuso hopes that El Pipita will stay at the San Siro.
Gonzalo Higuain, 31, is one of AC Milan’s new players brought in by the Rossoneri from Juventus in the summer transfer market. The Argentine National Team player was brought in by the Rossoneri from a rival club, Juventus with the status of a loan player, with an agreement starting until the end of the season. Of course, Higuain immediately became the mainstay of AC Milan since the first day of his arrival at the San Siro.
Actually, at that time Chelsea also wanted the Argentine player, only Juventus finally agreed to release him to AC Milan as a loan player. Even so, reportedly Chelsea are deadlocked about their front lines following the blunt Alvaro Morata which has been a mainstay since the start of this season. The Spanish striker was in fact only able to pack nine goals from a total of 24 appearances in all competitions.
Meanwhile, Higuain’s situation at AC Milan was not very good, as he was only able to score five goals from 20 appearances in all competitions for the Rossoneri. No wonder the discourse of El Pipita’s move to Stamford Bridge appeared in the transfer market this winter. Reportedly, Chelsea’s new coach, Maurizio Sarri who wants the existence of his former flagship striker in Naples.
Regarding this continued speculation, AC Milan coach, Gennaro Gattuso can only hope that Higuain will remain at the San Siro.
“There are rumors surrounding Higuain at this time. But looking at the way he practices, the effort he makes, his professionalism towards me, you will never know. I leave the rest to his brother, who is his agent, and Leonardo. I personally hope that Higuain will stay as long as possible, but if that cannot happen then we will see what the future looks like. As long as Higuain is here and behaves with high professionalism, everything is not a problem for me, “Gattuso said, as quoted by Milan TV.