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Higuain justifies quitting Juventus to make jump to MLS

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Gonzalo Higuain insists his decision to move to America was driven by the desire to enjoy football – something too much to ask for in Europe.

Gonzalo Higuain was deemed surplus to requirements at Juventus following the appointment of Andrea Pirlo, and he ultimately parted ways with the club during the summer transfer window.

The Argentine striker found the net just 11 times in the 2019/20 campaign which led to questions being asked about his ability to be a reliable option for Juve in attack.

Though he did show rustiness in the past couple of seasons, the South American frontman is one of the most prolific strikers of recent times.

A tally of over 300 club goals has been recorded by the former Real Madrid, NapoliAC Milan, and Chelsea man, while also collecting several silverware.

The 32-year old reveals that his love for the sport started to fade towards the end of his time in Europe which is what prompted him for a change in environment and join MLS side Inter Miami.

Higuain told the Que Golazo podcast on CBS: “I wanted to come here with the intention of once again being happy while playing and I believe Inter Miami have given me everything I need.

“Coming here to this league gives me the sensation like when I was child and I had fun playing, that wasn’t the case anymore in Europe for many reasons.

“I believe from a media standpoint, Europe was too much. I had to prove something match after match, which is something I did my entire career. They don’t give you the time to enjoy the fact you play football.”