“I chose this team above all because they are an excellent side with a very exciting project. I’m humbled by the efforts made by the club to bring me here and I’m looking forward to a successful season.”
Gonzalo Higuain’s first words as a Juventus player gave as good a summary as any written in the build-up to the Argentine’s eagerly awaited arrival in Turin as to his desires for joining the reigning Italian champions.
On the back of a record-breaking goal tally last time out, Higuain now has his sights set on silverware and demonstrating his worth to his new supporters, who gathered in staggering numbers to welcome him on Wednesday afternoon.
“Everyone knows what Juve are all about,” the number 9 began at a packed press room at Juventus Stadium. “The whole setup here is based on winning and they are used to doing so. This club is built for success. I can’t wait to see what I can achieve here and to make the most of this opportunity.
“I hope to repay the faith of the club’s directors and of course to demonstrate my value in the coming season with Juventus. The efforts to bring me here were truly humbling and it is up to me to show my worth to my new fans."