The Blues announced the arrival of Italian manager Maurizio Sarri last week, and he knows Higuain well after spending several years coaching him at Napoli, and it seems he’s very keen for a reunion in the capital.
According to the Evening Standard, Sarri has asked the Chelsea hierarchy to sanction a £53 million move for the Juventus forward, who has established himself as one of European football’s most prolific goalscorers over the last decade.
However, with his 31st birthday looming on the horizon, it appears there’s plenty of opposition to the deal – and it’s coming mainly from the London club’s own supporters:
HIGUAIN DO NOT COME NEAR MY CLUB
— R🇸🇪 (@JorginhoIogy) July 13, 2018
I don't want Higuain anywhere near my club.
— ` (@CescMagician) July 12, 2018
I just wish Chelsea would move for Dybala and not Higuain 🙏🏻👀
— Daniel Katona (@DanielKatona17) July 13, 2018
When we get a 30 year old, declining Higuain for €60M and our fans can no longer blame Conte > > >.
— Fontaine. (@TheAlchemist___) July 16, 2018
I dont want to believe the Higuain rumors because they make no sense. If Sarri likes Morata, and Morata wants to stay, we are set there.
Why spend €60m on an aging striker at the expense of a new RW? These reports say we would not get a RW if Higuain comes.
— Lav (@LavCFC) July 15, 2018
Higuain is fat, old and a bottler but people shouldn't call him a donkey. A donkey is someone who doesn't have the ability to play football.
— Leo Sat (@ItsMrBlueGuy) July 16, 2018
We are actually signing Higuain… We can’t do anything about it. Accept it & back it. Sarriball is coming.
— Thibauted (@Thibauted) July 15, 2018
Higuain is just a terrible terrible idea. I'd rather, pretty much anyone, Martial, Vardy, in fact I'd rather Michy than that over the hill Argentinian choker.
— John Battsek (@DiegoisGod) July 14, 2018
Signing Higuain will be a gamble and a waste of money because of his age and he doesn't have a resale value if he flops. Considering the fact that Chelsea spent a club record last summer to sign Morata.
— Baba Doyinsola (@beejayslim2) July 16, 2018
My heart breaks into pieces anytime I see Higuain and Chelsea mentioned in the same statement.
— αdim βαd (@chrisss_virusss) July 16, 2018
Do not want Gonzalo Higuain, especially if it meant losing Alvaro Morata who I think could silence a lot of doubters this season #CFC
— David Patterson (@DPatz13) July 14, 2018
— tom clifford (@tomcliffordcfc) July 14, 2018
He’s scored goals wherever he’s went in his career, but now into his thirties, could Higuain still prove himself to be an elite striker in the English Premier League under Sarri next season?
What do you think?