AC Milan forward, Gonzalo Higuain feels he was forced into a move away from Juventus following the signing of world superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer.
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo joined the Turin giants in the 2018 summer transfer window and Gonzalo Higuain, on the other hand, moved away from Juventus to AC Milan in a loan deal with the option of being made permanent at the expiration of the contract.
Ronaldo was brought in with the hope of finally bringing Champions League glory to Italy after Higuain failed to do that having played two seasons with the club. Higuain joined Juventus for a reported €90 million from Napoli in 2016 and scored 40 Serie A goals across his two seasons at the club.
It was never Higuain’s intention to leave Juve, though he insists he holds no grudge towards anyone at the club despite feeling forced out.
“No, mine is a feeling of affection because they treated me very well; team-mates and supporters have given me huge affection,” he told Gazetta dello Sport,
“But I did not ask to leave. Basically, everyone says it, they kicked me out. At Milan, I immediately had a great love and so they convinced me.
“I feel at a very good moment of my life, both mentally and professionally. I feel rejuvenated. I love Gattuso – he looks at you and sends you his love for football.” Higuain added.