Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain has completed his long awaited big money move to Juventus with the Serie A side stumping up a massive £75.3m for the 28-year-old.
The move to sign Higuain may well excite Manchester United fans as this could well be a sign that the Italian giants have forked out such a large sum in the knowledge that midfielder Paul Pogba is on his way out for an even bigger fee.
Higuain stands to face a fearsome backlash from his former club’s fans following such a high-profile move to fellow title chasers from Turin and Juventus have successfully weakened domestic opposition, much as they have done by snapping up Miralem Pjanic and Mehdi Benatia from AS Roma.
Last term Juventus eased to a fifth successive title but it’s fair to say their strike force was a little light, indeed the total accrued by forwards Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic and Alvaro Morata, 36 Serie A goals between them, was the same as that tallied by Higuain alone.
The Argentine international has impressed since leaving the Spanish capital for Naples back in the summer of 2013, scoring 91 goals in 146 appearances.
However over the course of his three years at Napoli the forward has secured only cup titles and a move to Juventus will certainly aid a push for major honours and could push Massimiliano Allegri’s side closer to a Champions League crown.
The signing represents makes Higuain the third highest transfer signing in world football history, behind Real Madrid’s signings of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.