By 90Min
January 23, 2019

Gonzalo Higuain has completed his loan move to Chelsea from Juventus, with a view to a permanent deal at the end of the season. 

The Argentine has been on loan at AC Milan since the start of the 2018/19 season, as part of the deal that took Leonardo Bonucci back to Turin following a tumultuous year in Milan, after the Old Lady secured the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo over the summer. 

Higuain made a good start to his career with the Rossoneri, scoring five goals in his first seven Serie A games, but quickly fell out with manager Gennaro Gattuso, as the Milanese side struggled through the back end of the year, winning just three league games from November.

And, as confirmed by the club, Higuain has duly now joined his former boss Maurizio Sarri in west London, looking to revive his goalscoring exploits, after scoring just once since in the league since that initial burst.

Speaking to the club's website, Higuain, who will wear the number nine shirt at the club, stated: 

"When the opportunity to join Chelsea presented itself I had to take it. It’s a team I’ve always liked that has a lot of history, a wonderful stadium and they play in the Premier League, a league I’ve always wanted to play in.

"I now hope I can give back that trust Chelsea have shown me out on the pitch. I can’t wait to start and I hope to adapt as soon as possible."

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The striker should have far more faith in Sarri than he did in Gattuso, after breaking the single season Serie A scoring record under the 60-year-old at Napoli in 2015/16, netting 36 domestic goals. 

The 31-year-old will join Chelsea on an initial loan deal until the end of the season, whereupon it is expected he will be bought outright, and sign for an additional 12 months. He is set to replace the outbound Alvaro Morata, who's move to Atletico Madrid should now go ahead following the conclusion of this deal.

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