Why this Argentine goal-machine would benefit from joining Chelsea

Gonzalo Higuain has proven his goal scoring knack everywhere he plays.

At River Plate, Real Madrid, Napoli, Juventus and AC Milan, the 31-year-old has proven to be a potent poacher. 

A return of 237 strikes in just a little above 430 domestic matches is an hallmark of a natural finisher. 

However, the 31-year-old hasn’t quite enjoyed such a rich vein of form at San Siro. Since his loan switch from Juve last summer, Higuain has buried just six goals – an underwhelming return by his usually high standards.

The Argentinean has cut a frustrated figure in Lombardy – deprived of the proper service to deliver the goods.It is no surprise the goal machine is pushing for a switch to Chelsea.

Maurizio Sarri has yawned for such goal threat with Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud falling short. At Stamford Bridge, Higuain will be in good company.

The likes of Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro will serve him the needed through balls on a plate. 

As well, Higuain still have fond memories of his one season with Sarri at Napoli where he racked up 36 goals in 35 league games. 

It is for this reason Milan icon Antonio Cassano believes the 32-year-old is clamouring to join Chelsea. 

“For me it’d be madness to sell Higuain. He’s their only decent player, their only champion, and one of the best strikers in the world. I would never get rid of him,” Cassano told Sky Italia.

“If Milan are having problems it’s because they don’t have players who can give him the right ball. His movement on the pitch is great, but no one gives him service – that’s why he wants to go to Chelsea.

“He’s having difficulties but he’s not finished. He’s always able to score and make a difference.”

Should the deal ultimately see the light of the day, then either of Morata or Giroud may depart Stamford Bridge.