Juventus Striker Gonzalo Higuain Close to Inter Miami Move

Gonzalo Higuain with Argentina's national team in 2018. Photo by Matt McNulty/JMP/REX/Shutterstock

Inter Miami appears to be on the verge of adding its second former Juventus star of the summer transfer window, as the fledgling MLS club is nearing a deal for striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Higuain, a regular with Argentina’s national team from 2009 to 2018, has been looking for a new home ever since new Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo told him that he was not in the team’s plans for the upcoming season.

The former Real Madrid and Napoli striker played in 40 matches between Serie A and the Champions League last season, contributing 10 goals and 4 assists at the age of 32.

Higuain has scored a total of 306 goals in 640 league and cup experience over his long and successful career.

Inter Miami, owned by soccer legend David Beckham, has already splurged on Higuain’s former teammate Blaise Matuidi this summer. Adding Higuain would add another world-famous star with a Champions League pedigree to a league that has been spending quite some time looking to attract top talent.

Higuain would join his older brother Federico, a forward for DC United, in MLS if the deal is finalized.

Expect an official announcement from the club in the coming days if the deal is finalized.

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