Gonzalo Higuain: Argentina striker joins Juventus from Napoli

Gonzalo Higuain playing for Napoli

Juventus have signed Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli.

The Serie A runners-up said[1] Juventus met the 28-year-old’s buy-out clause – a reported 90m euros (£75.3m) – and will pay in two instalments.

That makes Higuain’s move the most expensive domestic transfer ever and the third highest of all time.

Higuain, who joined Napoli from Real Madrid in 2013 for £34.5m, was linked with a move to the Premier League with Arsenal earlier this month.[2][3]

Last season, Higuain won the Capocannoniere – Serie A’s golden boot – after scoring a league record 36 goals as Napoli finished runners-up to his new club.

The transfer could have a bearing on Manchester United’s move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba,[4] with the 23-year-old reportedly the subject of a £100m bid from the Premier League club.

BBC Sport – Football

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