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Sarri: ‘Higuain will join Chelsea’

January 23, 2019

Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri has confirmed that Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain will join the club today.

The Argentine forward has been on loan with AC Milan but has struggled for large parts of the season and is poised to join Chelsea on loan for the remainder of the season.

“He is a very strong striker, especially in my first season in Naples,” explained the former Napoli Coach in his pre-game conference ahead of the Blue’s match against Tottenham Hotspur.

“He did very well. For sure he is one of the best strikers in my career. He has the right experience to play here.”

“We believe he will sign the contract today. I hope that he will start scoring for us. I know he has had some difficulties at the moment, but we hope he can get back to his best form.

“I think [facing Tottenham] is impossible. I don’t know [if there will be any problems]. I need to speak to the doctor and the club about it. I didn’t see him before.”

Questions have been asked of the 31-year-old after an unsuccessful spell with Milan, during which he was sent off against his parent club…

“He wants to win all the time, in the last five years it is only twice he has lost his temper. It is only because he wants to win. I wouldn’t call it failure.”

[Translation from Football Italia | Art from Juve Edits]

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