Pipita in pink! Gonzalo becomes the highest-paid player in the MLS

Pipita in pink! Gonzalo becomes the highest-paid player in the MLS

Only four years ago, Gonzalo Higuain arrived at Juventus as a club-record signing for €90,000,000 and wnet on to score 66 goals in 149 matches. The man who scored 291 goals in European club football has completed his move to the Major League Soccer club Inter Miami in the United States.

The Old Lady allowed the Argentinian to move without a transfer fee just so they could get his salary off the records. According to some reports, he received €1,700,000 from Juve as a compensation for not getting the full salary he had going to him in his last year at the club.

At Inter Miami, he became the league's highest-paid player with nearly €6,000,000 per year.

Popular Pipita scored 24 Serie A goals in his first Juve season, 16 the second. Higuain didn't spend the whole 2018/2019 season at the club despite the hefty fee, going out on two loans, although he did play regularly last season. Under Maurizio Sarri he returned to the squad but only managed 11 goals in 44 matches across all competitions. New manager Andrea Pirlo didn't have the 32-year-old in his plans and Gonzalo opted out for early retirement of sorts.

But MLS is increasing in competitiveness and with David Beckham's Inter Miami being an ambitious side, the league deserves that description as a retirement place less and less.

Unlike most players moving out to the States, Gonzalo will actually now a thing or two about the league as he was watching the league because his brother Federico plays for the D.C. United.

Gonzalo will rejoin with his Juventus teammate Blaise Matuidi who arrived earlier this summer.

"My goals are to grow the team, be able to compete and help the Club grow with my experience that I’ve gained in Europe after so many years. I think there’s a good base and good pieces to be able to do big things," said Gonzalo.

With 32 years of age, it seems that Gonzalo should've performed in Europe although he had an early start to his professional career and struggled with fitness in the last couple of years.


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