A few hours ago AC Milan announced the official signing of Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara from Juventus. In exchange former Rossoneri captain Leonardo Bonucci returns to Turin and in order to make Higuain’s purchase permanent AC Milan will need to pay a total of 54 million euros. But what will the Red and Blacks earn for the signing of the Argentine striker?
Goals? Obviously. The 30 year old centre forward is a formidable goal scoring machine. If we take a closer look at statistics, since 2012, in the last 6 seasons, the entire Rossoneri attackers (meaning Pato, Balotelli, Matri, Kalinic, Andre Silva, Cutrone, Menez, Bacca, Torres, Luiz Adriano and Lapadula) have scored a total of 148 goals. During this period, Gonzalo Higuain alone has scored 154 goals. That’s how good he is.
But that’s not all. The most important asset of Higuain is his prestige. One of the best strikers in the world will provide an injection of confidence in the team of coach Gattuso, something that Bonucci couldn’t. His purchase, the most expensive in AC Milan’s history, is a demonstration of power from the new American ownership.
Higuain arrival testifies to the charm of San Siro. Even without Champions League football top players like him and Caldara (Chelsea offered 45 million for him) are ready to marry the new project of Elliot. In addition Higuain will serve as a mentor to highly promising youngsters like Cutrone and Andre Silva.