Juventus is trying to strengthen their team looking ahead of next season, following yet another easy win in the domestic tournament under Massimiliano Allegri, before he eventually decided to part ways and pursue another professional challenge.
Gonzalo Higuain has returned to Italian giants Juventus, where he had one of the most prolific tenures of his career, leaving Chelsea after a failed stint under Maurizio Sarri’s command:
“Higuain made his Blues bow in an FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday and opened his account with two superbly-taken goals the following weekend against struggling Huddersfield. He netted three more times before the expiry of his loan, all sharp finishes that highlighted his natural ability in front of goal. Fulham, Burnley, and Watford were his victims, and he more than played his part in our eventual third-placed Premier League finish. With Olivier Giroud leading the line in the Europa League, Higuain’s involvement was largely limited to domestic competitions, but he leaves having added another winners’ medal to his extensive collection after victory in Baku,” Chelsea wrote on an official statement.
Now, Sarri’s on a tough position in charge of the Bianconeri, as he’ll have to deal with wantaway Paulo Dybala’s inconsistencies plus an aging Higuain to try and complement Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the deadliest strikers in the world.
Higuain mightily struggled to find the bottom of the nets with the Blues, who refused to extend his loan for another 12 months with Maurizio Sarri also out of the team.
Juventus also secured the signing of Adrien Rabiot from Paris Saint-Germain to try and strengthen their team en route to Champions League run, while Gianluigi Buffon also completed his comeback from the Italian side.
As for Chelsea, the London team lost their most important player to Real Madrid, Eden Hazard, bringing Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund.