Higuain set to enter Prem's top 5 earners list by joining Chelsea
- Gonzalo Higuain is expected to join Chelsea in the coming days and could be ready to participate in the Carabao Cup second leg semi-final against Tottenham on Thursday.
- The Argentine striker will reportedly sign for the Blues on a £270,000-a-week loan deal until the end of the season.
- Therefore, the 31-year-old will replace Man United's Romelu Lukaku in the 5th place of the Premier League highest paid players list.
According to Dominic Fifield of The Guardian, British top tier source, Gonzalo Higuain is indeed on his way to Chelsea and the transfer is expected to be completed in coming days. The 31-year-old striker is understood to sign a 6-month loan contract with a possibility to extend the deal by a further year. Chelsea could also buy the player's contract out from Juventus next summer.
The Argentine striker is set to replace Man United's Romelu Lukaku in the 5th place of the Premier League highest earners list as the Blues are understood to offer him £270,000-a-week contract, as per the Daily Star, British daily tabloid newspaper.
224 - Since his Real Madrid debut in January 2007, Gonzalo Higuaín has scored 224 goals in the top five European leagues; only Lionel Messi (390), Cristiano Ronaldo (378), Edinson Cavani (239) & Zlatan Ibrahimovic (237) have scored more. Prolific. pic.twitter.com/GAMmsjxdGH— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 17, 2019
Kevin de Bruyne of Manchester City sits in the 4th place with £280,000-a-week wages while two Red Devils and one Gunner make the top 3. Paul Pogba, United’s World Cup-winning midfielder, opens the top 3 with a £290,000-a-week deal. Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez complete the list in the 2nd and 1st places being on £350,000 and £370,000 weekly wages respectively.
Higuain has reportedly bid AC Milan teammates farewell and will be reunited with the manager who got him firing the most goals in a season in ever. Under Maurizio Sarri, Higuain netted 36 goals in 35 Serie A games in the 2015-16 campaign which is joint best record for the Italian league. Only Gino Rossetti managed the same in 1929 with Torino.