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MLS - Gonzalo Higuain Joins Inter-Miami

Expected to arrive in South Florida this evening

Juventus v AS Roma - Serie A
Now Inter-Miami signing Gonzalo Higuain celebrates a goal for Juventus.
Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images

According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the deal to bring Gonzalo Higuain to Inter Miami is done. This was also confirmed by the Athletic’s Felipe Cardenas today.

Higuain is expected to arrive in South Florida this evening and undergo immediate quarantine before going up with the rest of the Inter-Miami squad

This all after Higuain reached an agreement with Juventus to pay out the remaining year of his contract. Reportedly new Juve boss, Andrea Pirlo saw the Argentinian striker surplus to requirements, thus making the latest development smoother than it might have been.

Miami, of which David Beckham is a co-owner, were keen to add a high-profile striker to fill their remaining designated-player spot. They also signed Higuain’s former Juve team-mate and French World Cup winner, Blaise Matuidi on a TAM deal, a shrewd piece of business.

Higuain moved to Juventus in 2016 after breaking the Serie A record for most goals in a season when scoring an astounding 36 in 35 games for Napoli. During a mixed four years at Juventus, the former Real Madrid striker also spent time on loan at both AC Milan and Chelsea.

The 32-year-old should certainly have plenty to offer a Miami team that has scored just eight goals in their first 10 MLS games.

He is the brother of well-known Impact adversary, Federico Higuain formerly of Columbus Crew and now, DC United.