KEY POINTS

  • Higuain is close to signing a two-year deal with Inter Miami
  • He is expected to reach the U.S. soon to sign the contract
  • Juventus have identified Suarez as Higuain's replacement

Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain is close to moving to Major League Soccer (MLS) at the ongoing summer transfer window. Juventus have terminated Higuain’s contract that had a year left to run.

Higuain moved from Napoli to Juventus in 2016 at $106 million, becoming one of the biggest transfers of all-time in soccer. He is currently the 13th most expensive soccer player. Higuain spent three full seasons at Juventus, where he scored 66 goals in as many as 148 competitive matches and won five titles with the Italian side.

In the 2019-20 season, Higuain finished third in the list of most goals for Juventus with 11 goals, behind Cristiano Ronaldo (37) and Paulo Dybala (17). The Argentinian was Ronaldo’s teammate at Real Madrid too, where the duo played together for four seasons before Higuain left Spain to join Napoli in 2013.

Gonzalo Higuain Gonzalo Higuain's future may be undecided for some time yet. Photo: Reuters

Higuain finished the 2015-16 season as Serie A’s top scorer with 38 goals to his name, and the following season, he was signed by Juventus. The 32-year-old striker had two impressive campaigns at the Allianz Stadium before he suffered a major dip in form in the 2019-20 campaign. Following Juventus' early exit from the Champions League last season, the club roped in Andrea Pirlo as their new manager, who has not included Higuain in his plans, going forward.

It was earlier reported that Juventus are trying to sign Barcelona's Luis Suarez, who the Serie A side is seeing as Higuain's replacement. 

Soccer website Goal has claimed that Juventus have terminated Higuain’s contract, and the player is expected to sign a two-deal with Inter Miami - a U.S.-based club that is co-owned by legendary David Beckham.

The personal terms have been agreed between Inter Miami and Higuain and the player, who is set to join the MLS side as a free agent, will soon reach the U.S. to undergo a medical and sign the deal, as reported by Transfer Expert Fabrizio Romano.