17 September 2020
There were many battles together, many goals scored, with many often decisive. Now the paths of Gonzalo Higuain and Juventus go their separate ways: Pipita, after winning his third Scudetto, has officially taken off his Black and White shirt.
MUTUAL TERMINATION WITH THE PLAYER GONZALO HIGUAIN
Turin, 17 September 2020 – Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces the mutual termination of the contract with the player Gonzalo Gerardo Higuain. This operation generates a negative economic effect of approximately € 18.3 million on the 2019/2020 financial year due to the residual value write-down of the registration rights of the player.
Juventus’ Board of Directors has been convened for tomorrow, 18 September 2020, to examine and approve the new draft financial statements as of 30 June 2020 in order to take into account the negative economic effect on the 2019/2020 financial year generated by the aforementioned contractual termination. The draft financial statements as of 30 June 2020 will be submitted to the Shareholders’ Meeting already called for 15 October 2020.
Gonzalo's adventure at Juve began in the summer of 2016, with a great impact: he was the best scorer and most utilised player in a season that ended with the conquest of the Scudetto and the Italian Cup, a cup double which was repeated the following year. And since his debut, dated 20 August 2016, Higuain is Juventus' second-best scorer in all competitions, as well as the sixth best scorer in the Champions League.
Pipa, from the beginning, was able to enter the hearts of the Juventus fans thanks to that irrepressible desire to be decisive and find the back of the net. That same desire, which allowed him to score a decisive goal on his debut, was also fielded this season, on his return to Juventus after his experiences in the shirts of Milan and Chelsea. It was a return undergone with the same enthusiasm as his arrival: in search of goals, and always being ready to adapt to the needs of the team.
Goals and victories: thank you, Gonzalo!
In the cavalcade that made us #Stron9er, precious goals remain in mind: the one against Inter at San Siro, for example, or the brace scored against Atalanta in Bergamo. The last of his 66 goals for Bianconeri, however, was scored where he scored for the first time in the Juventus jersey: at home, at the Allianz Stadium, thus closing the circle that began four years ago.
Now it's time to say goodbye: thanks for everything, Pipa! And good luck for your future.