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Gonzalo Higuain leaves Juventus to sign for Inter Miami in MLS

Inter Miami have announced the signing of Gonzalo Higuain.

The striker becomes David Beckham’s second big-name signing and follows fellow star Blaise Matuidi to Major League Soccer.

Higuain, 32, had a solid season with Juventus in 2019/20 scoring 11 goals in 43 appearances to help the club win Serie A.

“First of all, I want to thank Inter Miami for the effort it has made to sign me. I think it will be a beautiful experience in my life,” the star said upon his arrival, per the official MLS website.

“It’s what I was looking for – a new experience, a new league and a beautiful city. I’m really happy to be here and that it’s official.

“My goal is to try to transmit all the experience I acquired in Europe and to help the team grow. I feel good, I feel whole as a player. I’m motivated to try a new league and help the team grow.

Inter Miami“Individually, my goal is to demonstrate that I can contribute and continue playing great football here, and I hope I can achieve that because I have all the tools necessary to succeed.

“Inter Miami is a team in construction but there is already a good base to reach important goals.”

Given his prolific goal scoring nature, strong physique and impressive attacking IQ, the Argentine is expected to take MLS by storm.

It’s not yet clear when he will make his debut, but Miami do have games coming up soon against Atlanta United and the New York Red Bulls.

The veteran striker was told by Andrea Pirlo that he wouldn’t be part of the plans at Juventus this season and ahead of Higuain’s move to America, his contract was terminated.

Before leaving, he agreed a severance package with the club. A statement on their official website read:

“Juventus Football Club announces the mutual termination of the contract with the player Gonzalo Gerardo Higuain.

“This operation generates a negative economic effect of approximately €18.3m on the 2019/2020 financial year due to the residual value write-down of the registration rights of the player.”

Higuain ends his Juventus career having played 148 games for the club, scoring 66 goals. He also, of course, spent time on loan at AC Milan and Chelsea.

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