Gonzalo Higuain will certainly no longer be part of the Juventus squad for the 2020/21 campaign, after on Friday (18/09) the club announced the termination of his contract with the Argentine.
For information, the former Real Madrid star joined Juventus in the summer of 2016. Higuain was bought for no less than 90 million euros, which number automatically broke Juventus’ purchase record.
It could be said that the Bianconneri did not lose money because the Argentine player immediately performed well in his debut season. The good performance continued in the following season.
But for the rest, the sharpness seemed snatched away by someone. Because of this, Higuain’s future is a big question this summer.
The new coach, Andrea Pirlo, has made it clear that he doesn’t need Higuain’s services. From here, the issue of his departure from Turin blew very hard.
On the one hand, the defending Italian Serie A champions also do not want to make it difficult for players who are planning to leave. They also reached an agreement with Higuain to terminate the contract earlier than it should be.
On the one hand, it is clear that the decision to terminate this contract has a significant negative impact on Juventus’ financial books. The Bianconneri claimed to have lost 18 million Euro.
Even so, the figures that appear on the field should not be that big, considering Juventus no longer has the responsibility to pay Higuain’s salary. Moreover, the player who once defended Chelsea is one of the highest salaries in the Bianconneri squad.
Juventus itself is reported to have had a candidate to replace Gonzalo Higuain. He is the captain of AS Roma, Edin Dzeko, who will soon be displaced by the presence of Arkadiusz Milik from Napoli.
Information, AS Roma will formalize the transfer of the Polish player in the near future. That way, Edin Dzeko can freely leave the Capital Club.
Apart from former Manchester City, there is also Luis Suarez who has been mentioned as a potential replacement for Higuain. Unfortunately, his problems with Barcelona and his non-EU status make this transfer opportunity difficult to materialize.