West Ham United have reportedly engaged in talks with Juventus over a loan move for Gonzalo Higuain.
The Argentinian striker who recently departed from Chelsea is expected to have no place in Turin even with his favourite manager, Maurizio Sarri at the helm. The mere presence of Cristiano Ronaldo casts a serious doubt on his future with the Serie A champions, just like it did back in the Real Madrid camp.
With the addition of Mario Mandzukic, Higuain will definitely struggle for game time at the Allianz Stadium while collecting a huge cheque every week. The 31-year-old does not exactly have the most market value currently, nowhere close to the €90m Juventus paid for him three years back.
It would be best for all parties to find him a different home, at least for the time being. West Ham seems like an ideal spot, given their recent financial augmentation.
They recently sold Marko Arnautovic and Lucas Perez and have also released Andy Carroll. That leaves Manuel Pellegrini with only Javier Hernandez and Jordan Hugill as his only strikers.
Juventus are willing to let Higuain move to East London but only with a buy-back clause worth €40m. They plan to recoup some of the money they spent on him as wage bills stack up in the Allianz Stadium with all their latest additions.
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