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The Premier League is too robust for ageing Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain is a step closer to securing a move to Chelsea, but Seyi Olofinjana casts doubts over the Argentine being a success at Stamford Bridge.

The 31-year-old, on loan at AC Milan from Juventus has netted six goals in 15 appearances this season.

The former Real Madrid striker has been mooted for an initial six-month loan deal with an option to make the deal permanent with the Blues

With Chelsea lack of fire powers – as the duo of Oliver Giroud and Alvaro Morata, the latter pushing for a move away from England, having struggled in front of goals, winger Eden Hazard has been forced to play as false nine on numerous occasions, Olofinjana believed Higuain might not be the answer to their quest for a proficient centre striker.

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The former Wolves and Stoke City midfielder posited that the Premier League might be too robust for the ageing Argentine.

“I think Gonzalo Higuain is beginning to go past his best right now,” Olofinjana told Brila FM “Higuain, two year, three years, for me? Yes. He would have been a right choice for Chelsea.

“The Italian league is very tactical, The English league, is very robust, physical technical, everything happens at night in less than an hour.

“Will he be ready to cope with that? Yes, if he had been brought in in the summer, he would have had time to gear with the team and with the English style of playing football.

“But I have a doubt over him.”

Higuain will not be amongst the Milan team that will face Geneoa tomorrow, as reports have it that he is in England to finalise his transfer to Chelsea.

However, Milan coach, Gennairo Gattuso claimed he left Higuain out of the squad due to poor performance in training.

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