Cape Town - New AC Milan striker Gonzalo
Higuain has claimed that he signed for the Rossoneri rather than Chelsea
because they wanted him more than the Blues.
Higuain admitted that new Chelsea head
coach Maurizio Sarri, who was his boss at Napoli, wanted him to move to West
London. However, he has claimed that nobody else at the club showed interest in
Ultimately, the Argentine striker signed
for Milan on a one-year loan with an option to buy at the end of it, having
been deemed surplus to requirements at Juventus.
"The esteem in which I hold Sarri
isn't new," said the 30-year-old, according to Sky Sports.
"But the only person who wanted me
there was him. Everyone wanted me here.
"The motivation and conviction they showed
at Milan was fundamental."
New Milan sporting director Leonardo has
showered praise on his club's new signing, implicitly revealing that he is one
of the former Real Madrid frontman's admirers at his new club.
"All top teams aim for top
players," he said.
"Having an attacker like Higuain at
Milan takes us to another level."