AC Milan have announced the loan signing of Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus after the striker posed in the club’s shirt. The 30-year-old finalized his move to the Italian giants after completing his medical at the club on Thursday morning.
Higuain arrived in Milan on Wednesday night ahead of a medical the following morning, and the Argentine was greeted by Rossoneri fans en masse as he checked into the Westin Palace hotel.
“First I’ll sign and then I’ll talk. I’ll have my medical tomorrow and then I hope to sign,” he told reporters.
“I’m starting a new adventure. I wish to greet to all the [Milan] fans and also the Juventus ones who gave me so much love.
“Leonardo convinced me. I’ve already talked to Gattuso. I’m here to go as far as possible.”
The 30-year-old striker joins Milan on an €18m loan with a €36m option to buy next summer.
He is also likely to be followed to San Siro by Mattia Caldara, who looks set to swap clubs with fellow defender Leonardo Bonucci. Bonucci spent seven seasons at Juventus, helping them win six successive Serie A titles, before joining AC Milan for €40m (£35m) in a shock move last year.
The blockbuster deal for the forward materialized following Cristiano Ronaldo’s huge £100 million move from Real Madrid in July.
With boss Massimiliano Allegri and chairman Andrea Agnelli set to do everything they can to accommodate their £100m asset, the subsequent departure of the centre forward should come as little surprise.
Higuain has won Serie A and Coppa Italia titles in each of his two seasons with Juventus and scored 55 goals in 105 appearances in all competitions, including 40 goals in 73 outings in Serie A.
Critics, however, say he has failed to make an impact on the big occasion.