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Pirlo axed Higuain and Khedira

Gonzalo Higuain, Sami Khedira, Andrea Pirlo
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New Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo has reportedly terminated the contracts of Sami Khedira and Gonzalo Higuain.

Entrusted with a challenging task of overhauling an aging squad, Pirlo has wasted no time taking radical steps to bring Juventus back to the top of European football.

The Italian manager is hell-bent on putting his own stamp on the Juventus squad immediately after taking over the reins from Maurizio Sarri.

According to renowned Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Pirlo has canceled the contracts of Khedira and Higuain a year before their expiry.

Both players have already entered the twilight years of their respective careers.

After failing to convince the new manager of their capabilities of contributing to Juventus’ cause, the German midfielder and the Argentinean striker have been deemed surplus to requirements and relieved of their duties.

Less than a week since allowing Blaise Matuidi to link up with the MLS Side Inter Miami, Pirlo got Higuain’s whopping £6.7million annual wages off the books.

Khedira, who has found himself at the bottom of the Allianz Stadium pecking order even during Sarri’s tenure, has also been shown the door.