Gonzalo Higuain enjoyed the best phase of his footballing career under Maurizio Sarri and the Argentine revealed how working with the Chelsea manager was.
“He’s the best manager I had in my career. I showed all my potential with him. I think he is similar to Gattuso: they both want to win and that’s something I really love. We are improving, I think we are now creating more goal chances because Gattuso has found the right tactical balance.”
“Sarri was the only one to want me at Chelsea. Everybody wanted at AC Milan, while in London I was only wanted by the manager. AC Milan insisted to sign me, Elliott did a big effort for me and Leonardo, Maldini and Gattuso know the club very well. I really appreciated their approach during the negotiations.”
Sarri pushed for Higuain’s transfer last summer but narrowly missed out to AC Milan. Currently, the striker is on a loan spell with the San Siro side and could be permanently brought out at the end of the season for €36m.
Milan is restricted in the transfer market due to Financial Fair Play restrictions which has restarted rumours of a Chelsea trade-off. With the January transfer window approaching, Sarri might look into opportunities of getting his former number nine.