Juventus Capture Gonzalo Higuain For Club Record Transfer Fee From Napoli
Higuain was heavily linked with the Bianconeri in the recent weeks and it was reported last week that the 29-year old had agreed personal terms with the Turin club.
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The Serie A champions however had no problems in triggering the attackers €90 million buy-out clause, as the prolific forward signed a 5-year contract with the Old Lady.
The fee will be paid in 2 instalments of €45 million each and Higuain will earn a whopping €7.5m a year at the Juventus Stadium.
The Serie A website however leaked the transfer before it was officially announced by the clubs as they published it under ‘completed deals’ section of their website on Tuesday.
Higuain had a record-breaking season with Napoli in 2015/16 as the Argentinian international went on to score 36 goals in 35 appearances, breaking Gunnar Nodahl’s goal-scoring record in Serie A.
71 – Since his debut, Gonzalo Higuain has scored 24 more goals than any other Serie A player (71). Lethal. pic.twitter.com/ToLspUopym
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Higuain will also be hoping to add a Serie A title to his illustrious trophy cabinet, after 3 failed attempts with Napoli.