Atletico Madrid set sights on Juventus outcast

    The out-of-favor Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has reportedly become a subject of interest from Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone

    The Argentinean forward has endured a torrid time at both AC Milan and Chelsea last season and is deemed surplus to requirements at the Bianconeri.

    Having returned to the Allianz Stadium after the Blues opted not to make his move to the Stamford Bridge permanent, the 31-year-old now faces uncertain future in Turin.

    While the reigning Serie A holders hope to offload Higuain due to his staggering salary of €7.5m per year, the player seems to have nothing against honoring his contract and stay at the club until summer 2021.

    However, Atletico Madrid’s interest could make the former Napoli star change his mind, as Diego Simeone looks to bolster his attacking options after Antoine Griezmann’s decision to depart the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

    Forced to go on the hunt for a prolific striker, Los Colchoneros would surprisingly accept to match Higuain’s wages and lure him back to Madrid.

    Before departing for Serie A, the former Argentina international has spent six years on the books of Atletico’s arch-rivals Real Madrid, netting over 100 goals for Los Blancos.

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