New AC Milan Gonzalo Higuain has said Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri was the only one at the Premier League club who wanted him, while also inisting that he did not feel forced out at Juventus by the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Higuain had been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer to be reunited with his former Napoli boss Sarri, who is entering his first season in charge at Chelsea.
But the Argentine striker told reporters at his unveiling that Milan, led by new sporting director Leonardo, made a more convincing push for his signature.
"I have big respect for Sarri but he was the only one who wanted me at Chelsea," Higuain said. "Here at Milan everyone wanted me. That's why I chose Milan. The motivation and conviction they showed at Milan was fundamental."china nike nfl jerseys cheap
Higuain was presented as a Milan player on Friday, less than 24 hours after joining the club on an initial loan deal worth €18 million that has a €36m option to make the move permanent next year.
Higuain made the move to Milan with 24-year-old centre-back Mattia Caldara, and their signings have raised the enthusiasm level among fans -- and within Higuain himself.
"I have a lot of faith in this Milan team," he said. "They impressed me already last season with the way they played. I have been playing in a club who were used to winning, but Milan's history is decorated by what they have won and I am here to take them back to the top. I hope we can go as far as we can this season. I'm very happy to be here.
"I'm very excited about this new adventure and I just want to prove to those who made this investment in me that I'm worth it. We've got to believe in what we can do -- if we believe we can go far, then we can go far."
Higuain, who trained for three days at Juve's new Continassa training centre before travelling to Milan, said his eyes were opened as he entered Milan's new Milanello training centre for the first time.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china
"I've been playing in Europe for 11 years and entering Milanello, it was the training centre which has fascinated me the most," Higuain said. "It gave me goosebumps -- it's a really special place.
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