Gonzalo Higuain Confirms He is Signing With AC Milan

Gonzalo Higuain with Argentina national team in 2018
Gonzalo Higuain with Argentina national team in 2018. Photo by Matt McNulty/JMP/REX/Shutterstock

Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain has confirmed that he is about to make a transfer to AC Milan. Higuain already arrived in Milan, where he is supposed to undergo medical and officially sign a deal on Thursday. Previously, Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta said that the agreement between two clubs is almost done.

“It’s great to see so many fans, but I also want to send greetings to those of Juventus who have given me so much affection,” – Higuain told reporters in Milan after being greeted by several dozen fans at the airport. “Tomorrow, I’ll do the [medical] and then I hope to sign… We hope to go as far as possible.”

According to reports by Italian media, AC Milan will pay $21 million to bring Gonzalo Higuain to a one-year loan and will have an option to make a move permanent for additional $42 million.

The deal between AC Milan and Juventus will also include a player-swap, which will see Leonardo Bonucci leaving Milan after just one year and heading back to Turin, while Mattia Caldara will head in the opposite direction.

After scoring 71 goals in 104 games for Napoli, Gonzalo Higuain secured himself a $105 million transfer to Juventus in 2016. Although scoring 40 goals in two seasons with the club, Higuain never quite gelled into the team and recently became expendable after Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juve.