The agent of Juventus target Gonzalo Higuain has revealed why the striker wants to leave Real Madrid this summer.
The Argentine has confirmed that he is looking for a new club and the Italian champions have expressed an interest.
“Here there are no strategies,” Jorge Higuain, who is also the player’s father, told AS in an interview. “This is football and we have the desire for a fresh change.
“We are never going to want to leave through the back door, but with things clear.
“The failed contract was the last straw, but in seven years the guy has never been protected as he should have been.
“He has been attacked by the sports newspaper industry in Spain and has never had any protection, only from the goals he managed,” Higuain Snr added.
“When the club had to come forward they did not and it has helped him to take the decision to leave. We would never do anything against a club who Gonzalo loves immensely, Madrid is in his soul.
“What angered him the most? When on the field he would hear whistles or comments that do not correspond with reality, or non-existent rumours are invented.
“It hurts. He had no protection and not only with this President but with others. Others have had a tough defence.
“What is most important now is the desire of the kid and the club must look for what they can get,” Jorge noted. “We are never going to want to leave on bad terms.
“A campaign to discredit him and justify his sale is not the method. Let’s wait for them to determine a reasonable price and we will arrange things.
“Madrid will want to sell because there are no concrete rumours and so they must seek the best solution to avoid damaging the image of the club and the player.
“Juventus or Arsenal? We have found out about Juventus from a friend of the President, FIFA agent Ernesto Bronzetti. It is he who is managing the deal. I guess he has spoken with them.
“The clubs first have to talk to Madrid and in direct negotiation as Higuain currently has three years left on his contract.”
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