Inter Miami acquires Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus


Higuain makes Inter Miami instant playoff contenders

Inter Miami has signed Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus, making him the clubs biggest acquisition since its conception.

Higuain, at 32, still has plenty left in the tank, and will be paired withtalented players like Rodolfo Pizarro and former Juventus teammate Blaise Matuidi.

Inter Miami, co-owned by David Beckham, signed Gonzalo Higuain as a designated player – after he agreed to a £2.3m buyout with Juventus, making him eligible to join South Beach via free transfer.

Higuain is considered one of the best strikers in Argentina history, having spent the majority of his career playing at an elite level in Europe. After initially standing out with Argentine club River Plate, Higuain moved to Real Madrid in 2007, where he has gone on to play for Napoli, Juventus, AC Milan and Chelsea.

His stint with Inter Miami will be a little more long-term though, as the striker has his eyes set on everything he can accomplish down in sunny South Florida:

“I think it will be a beautiful experience in my life. 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 of icial. My goal is to try to transmit all the experience I acquired in Europe and to help the team grow.

Inter Miami will need all the help they can get. They currently sit in 11th place in the MLS Eastern Conference, and have failed to have the same kind of success as their rival MLS upstart, FC Cincinnati.

Still, it’s an exciting time if you’re an Inter Miami fan, and one can’t help to think of the potential Higuain has with this youthful squad. Higuain could play as soon as next week, with matchups with the New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union on the horizon.


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