AC Milan and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain feels that he was forced out of parent club Juventus. This was due to the arrival of five time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.
The forward joined Milan on loan in August in deal that could be made permanent at the end of the current campaign. He joined Juventus two seasons ago for a reported fee of about €90 million from rivals Napoli.
“But I did not ask to leave. Basically, everyone says it, they kicked me out. Maybe I knew something had broken and then they took Ronaldo. The decision to leave was not mine. I gave everything for Juventus, I won several titles.
“After Cristiano arrived, the club wanted to make a qualitative leap and they told me that I could not stay and that they were trying to find a solution. The best solution was Milan,” he explained to Gazzetta dello Sport .
Higuain has throughout his career been a prolific goal scorer. However, he does not have the pedigree that Ronaldo possesses. The Portuguese was brought on board with the broader goal of winning the Champions League.
It became apparent that Higuain did not fulfil that role as the main striker despite his 40-goal haul for Juventus in Serie A thus the move to Milan.