Argentine footballer Gonzalo Higuain has made controversial claims in a recent interview, stating that he was forced out of the team by current Italian champions Juventus, as a make-way for record-signing Cristiano Ronaldo. Also Read - Serie A 2020-21 Juventus vs Spezia LIVE Football Streaming: When And Where to Watch JUV vs SPEZIA Live Football Match Online And on TV
On July 10th, 2018, Seria A’s Juventus announced official Ronaldo signing from Real Madrid for a fee of 100 million Euros on a 4-year deal. He spent 9 years with the current European champions, Real Madrid, winning several accolades to his name and for the club. The deal saw the Juventus’ top scorer from the previous campaign, Gonzalo Higuain head to the rival club, AC Milan. Also Read - Cristiano Ronaldo Named in Juventus' 22-Man Squad For Tonight's Serie A Clash Against Spezia
The decision to leave was not mine,” Higuain told Gazzetta dello Sport. “I gave everything for Juventus, I won several titles, after which Cristiano arrived. Also Read - Virat Kohli Becomes First Indian to Breach 100-Million Followers Mark on Instagram
“The club wanted to make a leap in quality and they told me that I could not stay and that they were trying to find a solution. The best solution was Milan “.
Higuain, whose contribution to Juventus was impressive since his signing from Napoli further stated he felt the discontent right from May, when he was left out of the squad in the Coppa Italia final.
“Mine is a feeling of affection because they treated me very well,” he added. “Companions and supporters have given me huge affection. But I did not ask to leave. Basically, everyone says it, they sent me away.”
“That day, I had the feeling inside may that maybe something had broken down. And then they signed Ronaldo.
“Milan have given me something more after a World Cup which wasn’t great. I found what I was looking for.”
The striker has netted four times in his nine games for Milan, however, the Gennaro Gattuso led side are 12 points behind league leaders Juventus, who are dominating Seria A.
(Quotes credits- Gazzetta dello Sport)