Chelsea confirmed the signing of Gonzalo Higuain on a six-month loan deal that will expire at the end of the season.
Higuain had to cut his contract with AC Milan and joined Chelsea from his parent club AC Milan, after failing to reach his best heights at the San Siro.
Former Chelsea striker and AC Milan legend Andriy Shevchenko believes Gonzalo Higuain did not consider playing for AC Milan to be an ‘honour’.
Shevchenko can’t understand why Higuain failed to find his best form at AC Milan following his summer move from Juventus but believes his old side (Milan) are good enough to qualify for the Champions League without the 31-year-old.
“Milan are good enough for Champions League, even without Higuain, but with the Argentine they would’ve found it easier,” Shevchenko told Giornale.
“I don’t know what made him go into a crisis, but we can all have ups and downs during our careers.
“I don’t know what his or Bonucci’s motives to leave were, but I know that wearing this shirt must always be considered an honour.”
Higuain scored a Serie A record breaking 36 goals in his only season under Sarri at Napoli and Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola has assured Chelsea fans Higuain will bring goals to Chelsea.
“Higuain, everybody knows his best qualities, the goalscoring record,” Zola said.
“He’s a player who can score in many ways so we hope that he can bring his qualities to this team at this moment is very much necessary.”
For those worried about Chelsea signing a 31-year-old striker, Zola insists Higuain has looked after himself well and sees no reason why he cannot continue to score goals for fun despite his age.
“Twenty years ago, 15 years ago, I would’ve said coming here it’s a difficult age,” Zola said.
“Now with the level of professionalism and with the resources that the players have, 31 is a good age. There is not a doubt about that. Plus the age relates to the person. It seems he takes care of himself.”