Official: Chelsea announce Higuain signing
The London club have announced the arrival of the 31-year-old from Italian side AC Milan.
Chelsea have completed the signing of Gonzalo Higuain – on loan at AC Milan from Juventus having reached agreement with the latter.
The move will see Higuain, who spent the first half of the season with Milan finish the current campaign with The Blues and expected to sign a further one year contract if he meets thresholds set by the club.
The Argentine has been assigned the No. 9 shirt and speaking at his unveiling, he told the club official website, the option of joining Chelsea was irresistible.
“When the opportunity to join Chelsea presented itself I had to take it,” he said.
It’s a team I’ve always liked that has a lot of history, a wonderful stadium and they play in the Premier League, a league I’ve always wanted to play in.
“I now hope I can give back that trust Chelsea have shown me on the Pitch. I can’t wait to start and I hope to adapt as soon as possible.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been eager to work with Higuain, with the forward scoring 36 goals under the Italian in their only season working together at Napoli.
The stunning performance that season, earned Higuain a move to Juventus the following season.
The arrival of the World Cup finalist opens the door for Chelsea to offload two of their strikers – Alvaro Morata and Mitchy Batshuayi – the latter set to join former Chelsea teammate Cesc Fabregas at AS Monaco.