While he was initially signed from Napoli for about 90 million euros to Help Juventus fight for Champions League, Gonzalo Higuain’s 40 goals in two seasons came up short.
Juventus decision to get Cristiano Ronaldo meant Higuain was surplus at Turin and had to be unceremoniously shifted to another club, this time AC Milan.
For Higuain and Milan, the deal can become permanent but before then, Higuain has revealed he holds no grudge against anyone.
“Basically, everyone says it, they kicked me 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 Gazzetta 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.
“Maybe I knew something had broken, and then they took Ronaldo. The decision to leave was not mine.
“I gave everything for Juventus, I won several titles. After Cristiano arrived, the club wanted to make a qualitative leap and they told me that I could not stay and that they were trying to find a solution. The best solution was Milan.”
“I love Gattuso”, says Higuaín of Milan coach
Nevertheless, Higuaín is enjoying life in Milan ahead of his first derby with Inter and has admiration for coach Gennaro Gattuso.
“I’m only sorry for the ranking [10th in Serie A] because we deserve to be higher,” he said.
“But otherwise 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.”