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Gonzolo Higuaín signs with Miami after leaving Juventus

September 18, 2020 GMT
Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain plays the ball during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Roma, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Aug.1, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Juventus' Gonzalo Higuain plays the ball during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Roma, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Aug.1, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

MIAMI (AP) — Gonzalo Higuaín signed with Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami on Friday, a day after the 32-year-old forward terminated his contract with Italian champion Juventus.

Higuaín signed as a designated player whose salary largest is not counted under the league’s salary cap.

He dropped off last season to eight goals in 32 Serie A matches last and 11 goals in 43 games overall for Juventus, returning to Turin after splitting the 2018-19 season on loan to AC Milan and then Chelsea. He scored 48 goals in 105 league matches over three seasons for Juventus and 66 goals in all competitions.

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Higuaín also has played for Argentina’s River Plate (2004-07), Real Madrid (2006-13) and Napoli (2013-16), scoring 306 goals in 640 matches in all competitions. He had 31 goals in 75 international appearances for Argentina from 2009-18.

His brother Federico plays for D.C. United after spending 2012-19 with Columbus.

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