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Higuain deserved chance to prove himself under Pirlo, says agent

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Gonzalo Higuain is still a top player and could have been useful for Juventus to achieve Champions League success, suggests the striker’s agent.

Uncertainty had been looming over the future of Gonzalo Higuain at Juventus ever since the last summer.

It was then the arrival of Maurizio Sarri, who assured that the former Real Madrid man was in his future plans for the club, that the speculations started dying out.

Higuain, however, failed to impress in the 2019/20 season, managing just 11 goals from 44 appearances across all competitions.

Sarri was dismissed at the end of the season, and the 32-year old forward once again started to see his future at the Allianz Stadium in doubts.

His doubts were converted to belief when new boss Andrea Pirlo last week confirmed that Higuain was surplus to his requirements at Juve.

“We expected Pirlo to give Gonzalo a chance as we are still talking about a striker who has scored 350 goals in recent years,” Nicola Higuain told Tuttosport.

“Juventus’ ambition is to win the Champions League, but I don’t know how many players we have won 3 league titles, scoring a total of 66 goals.

“But we are football people and we know that these things can happen. We appreciated Pirlo’s frankness, who told Gonzalo what he thought in the face. It doesn’t always happen and it was important.”