Chelsea announced the signing of Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus last night.
The 31-year-old has joined the Blues on loan for the rest of the season with the Argentine stating he is delighted to be able to play for the London club:
“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.”
Fans on Twitter are hoping Higuain can hit the ground running during his time in England:
This guy will be a big hit in Chelsea….just sad we did not sign him when he was younger.
— Mazard (@Iam_Mazard) 23 January 2019
Signing an end product. #SMH
— Mr. Crown (@CrownOla4) 24 January 2019
awesome transfer…finally a no.9 that opposition defenders will respect and give @hazardeden10 room to be more awesome…
— michael (@MukolweKe) 24 January 2019
— . (@SarriballEra) 23 January 2019
Welcome to blue families and please save the season with lot of goals ⚽⚽
— Ivan Anastasovski (@IvanAnastasovs1) 23 January 2019
Welcome to the Bridge GONZALO. I hope you can give us more GOLAZOs. SW6 is your home
— Ijebu-Remo Diety (@Phoenix_Remo) 23 January 2019
— Addiee (@TheRealAddie_) 23 January 2019
@tommy_7_owen numbers don’t lie
— cameron kilmartin (@camkilmartin) 23 January 2019
top 4 finish
— ˆ (@HexadicHazard) 23 January 2019
The Argentinian international has had a superb track record throughout his career, having scored 264 goals in senior football.
During his time with Real Madrid and Juventus, he collected twelve major trophies and equalled the Serie A goalscoring record during his time at Napoli.
He hit the back of the net 36 times in the 2015/16 campaign under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri.
The pair have now been reunited for a second time, and Chelsea supporters will be hoping that the combination will be just as successful in the Premier League as it was in Italy.