Friday April 17 2020
Schelotto 'dreams' of Higuain in LA

LA Galaxy coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto has revealed it ‘would be a dream’ to bring Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain to the MLS.

The Argentine’s future at the Allianz Stadium is uncertain but the former Boca Juniors, who also had two games in charge of Palermo in January 2016, fears it could be ‘too early’ for the 32-year-old to move away from Europe.

“It would be a dream, we are talking about one of the best centre-forwards in the world,” Schelotto told Tuttosport. “But honestly, I find it difficult to bring him here immediately.

“I saw an interview with Gonzalo where he said he wanted to stay at Juventus and in Europe. Maybe it’s too early for Higuain, but never say never in football.

“I personally know the whole family, his father Jorge and brother Federico. We have already brought in Ibra’s replacement in Chicharito Hernandez and we are happy with him.

“In Higuain’s case, it would be a separate matter. It’s a dream for the future, but it won’t be easy.”

Schelotto also admits he’s interested in the Old Lady’s two ageing midfielders Sami Khedira and Blaise Matuidi and suggested the Bianconeri make a move for his compatriot Lautaro Martinez.

“Top players like Khedira and Matuidi could be interesting for us, even if it’s impossible to make predictions. Given the health emergency we are experiencing, we can’t know what will happen in the summer and what kind of transfer market it will be.

“Apart from Higuain, who in my opinion remains very strong, the ideal partner for Cristiano Ronaldo would be Lautaro Martinez of Inter.

“[Paulo] Dybala is an extraordinary No10, with excellent technique.”

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