Gonzalo Higuain has revealed the reasons why he signed for AC Milan in the summer, rather than Chelsea.
Higuain was heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge over the summer transfer window. The move made sense, on paper.
Chelsea were crying out for a goal-scoring superstar following the disappointing season that Alvaro Morata endured, while Higuain had the most prolific season of his career playing under Maurizio Sarri.
It wasn’t to be, however. Higuain ended up signing for Milan, while Morata remains in West London to battle Olivier Giroud for a starting spot in our attack.
Higuain has now revealed why he didn’t put pen-to-paper on a move to Chelsea to reunite with Sarri, and it’s simple, he didn’t feel as though we really wanted him.
He’s quoted by the Metro saying:
“Sarri was the only one to want me at Chelsea. Everybody wanted me at AC Milan, while in London I was only wanted by the manager.”
“AC Milan insisted to sign me, Elliott did a big effort for me and Leonardo, Maldini and Gattuso know the club very well. I really appreciated their approach during the negotiation.”
Chelsea will likely have been put off by the finances involved in the transfer for a 30-year-old, who we would only been willing to offer a one-year contract.
We don’t imagine that will have sat well with Sarri, however…