Gonzalo Higuain claims he was forced out of Juventus after Ronaldo move

Final nail in the coffin for Pipita

Former Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has revealed he was forced out of the club after Cristiano Ronaldo joined over the summer.

The Argentine has been a staple player of the Serie A for the past few years now.

He dominated the league with Juventus but his time at the Old Lady came to an end in the summer.

He then joined AC Milan in a huge deal which saw Leonardo Bonnuci return to Juventus.

Now, he’s revealed that he didn’t want to leave the Old Lady, but they wanted him out.

Dybala Juventus Higuaín

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 07: Paulo Dybala (R) of Juventus celebrates with his team mate Gonzalo Higuain after scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on March 7, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

‘The decision to leave wasn’t mine’

Speaking on Thursday, the Argentine explained that the club told him he couldn’t stay and they were trying to find a solution.

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“From the day of the Coppa Italia final I had an idea that something had broken,” Higuain explained to Gazzetta dello Sport, as cited by Football Italia. 

“And then they took Ronaldo. The decision to leave wasn’t mine, I gave everything for Juventus and won a lot of trophies.

“Then Cristiano arrived and the club wanted to make a leap in quality and they told me I couldn’t stay, and that they were trying to find a solution. The best solution was Milan.”

Speaking about whether he was out for revenge against Juventus this season, he quickly dismissed any notion of bad feelings towards the Old Lady.

“No, not at all. I only feel affection because they treated me very well,” he continued.

“My teammates and the fans treated me really well, but I never asked to leave. Basically, as everyone says, they kicked me out.

“I immediately felt great love from Milan and they convinced me.”

 

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