OFFICIAL : JUVE SIGN HIGUAIN
Its official now, JUVENTUS has completed the signing of Gonzalo Higuain from bitter rivals, Napoli.
The Serie A champions have completed the signing of the Argentine forward and will pay the Partenopei €90 million for last season’s top scorer in the Italian league.
The Argentine striker has long been linked with a move to the Serie A champions, having already agreed personal terms earlier in July.
The 28-year-old has agreed a four-year contract with Massimiliano Allegri’s side, which will see him pocket €7m per year.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis had told Juve director Giuseppe Marotta that they would have to match Higuain’s release clause to sign the forward, which was believed to be €94.7m, but that clause was only for the player himself to buy his way out of the club. The clause for any potential buyers was set at €90m.
Juve have matched that fee, which will be paid in two instalments of €45m, and have sent the contracts to the Lega Serie A, who have listed Higuain as a Bianconeri player.
Higuain, who scored 36 goals in 35 Serie A games last season, joined Napoli in 2013 and was tied to the club until June 2018. He follows the likes of Miralem Pjanic, Marko Pjaca, Medhi Benatia and Dani Alves in joining the Turin side this summer.