NEWS
Tuesday August 18 2020
Higuain: 'I have a contract, let's see'

Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain has admitted he doesn’t want a return to Argentina and stressed he has ‘one year left’ of his contract in Turin.

Higuain faces an uncertain future at the Allianz Stadium but won’t make any decisions before he meets the new Bianconeri coach Andrea Pirlo.

“I’m fine now, I’ll rest and think. On the 24th I return to training and I still have one year left on my contract in Italy,” Higuain told Fox Sports. “I have to introduce myself and see what happens with the new coach.

“It will certainly be a different dynamic.”

The Argentine has been linked with a move away from the Allianz Stadium, with the MLS mentioned as a possible destination.

“Many players go there, it would be nice, yes, but now I’m here. Let’s see what happens,” Higuain added.

About a possible return to River Plate, he said: “I don’t miss Argentine football, I like watching it… but no.

“I left when I was young and today Argentina need to open their eyes, because so many players hesitate to come back, especially for the future of their families.

“Many travel to America, China or Saudi Arabia.”

The 32-year-old has revealed he doesn’t want to become a coach when he hangs up his boots.

“After football, I will not become a coach because of the mental and physical stress it entails,” he continued. “All the coaches arrive with black hair and leave three years later with grey hair.”

Higuain’s compatriot Lautaro Martinez has impressed at Inter this term and the former Napoli forward hopes to see the 22-year-old become a protagonist in the national side.

“He has a great chance of being my heir,” Higuain said. “He is young, with excellent qualities and I hope he will wear the No9 in the national team for many years.”

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