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No team wants Gonzalo Higuaín

A cautionary tale of well-paid sadness

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The well-paid but grossly unloved Gonzalo Higuaín’s plight continues this summer, as Juventus once again desperately try to offload him and his albatross of a contract (€7.5m in annual wages, apparently), but are finding it difficult, to say the least.

According to Goal there have been no takers for the 31-year-old, certainly not in the Italian league and not from Chelsea either (phew). The China option is apparently on the table, as if it were 2016, but Higuaín doesn’t want to do that at all.

Former coach Maurizio Sarri, who took a chance on him in January at Chelsea, may now be at Juventus, too, but the club apparently remain under no illusions that Higuaín may yet recover his former glories. Certainly, last year’s loan spells at AC Milan and Chelsea did little to make them change their minds — although we’ve certainly seen worse goal-returns than 13 in 40.

Sarri seemed to hint in his introductory press conference that Higuaín could have a future at Juventus, but that certainly does not sound like the club’s preferred option. They may yet be stuck with each other of course as he does have two more years left on his massive contract.

In any case, we wish ol’ Pipita the best of luck. Let’s hope our own striker situation turns out better than things have for him in the last twelve months.

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