Inter Miami will be signing former Juventus F.C. forward Gonzalo Higuain in a move that fans of the team have been dreaming about for weeks, according to European journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Higuain, 32, has already agreed to personal terms with the club and arrived in Miami on Friday. A winner on all levels of soccer, the addition of Higuain is bound to make noise in the MLS.
Even though Inter Miami was able to score two goals in Wednesday’s victory against Atlanta United, this move will be a welcome sight for the club after going the previous three games scoreless.
The deal has been highly speculated but it seems that it will become a reality in the next few days.
His presence and finishing in front of the goal are clinal to his success, as he’s averaged just under a goal every other match throughout his career, scoring 306 in his club career in 632 appearances.
Like Miami’s recent addition in Blaise Maitudi, Higuain is from the same club and fresh off of winning the Serie A last season. He’s a three-time Italian league champion and three-time Italian cup winner. He’s also played at Real Madrid, won the Spanish Super Cup twice and was the Spanish champion three times.
Higuain’s best season was in 2015-16 where he scored 36 goals in the Serie A, tied for the record of most goals scored in the Italian league. Last year, he scored 11 goals and 11 assists in 44 appearances.
Miami has finally made their long-anticipated move for a striker, especially one that will finish the chances that the club has been missing in the last few matches.
A main negative that followed Higuain that has followed him throughout his career is that he always doesn’t come into the season in the best shape, so how quickly he can get to playing full matches remains to be seen.
All in all, the addition of Higuain garners Miami a reliable goalscorer upfront to finish crosses by Lewis Morgan, Ben Sweat and Brek Shea. Plus, it’ll attract more attention from defenses than anybody on the team’s roster.