Chelsea have confirmed the loan signing of Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus via their official website.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 23, 2019
The Argentina international arrives for the remainder of the season, after spending the first half of the campaign on loan at AC Milan.
Higuain scored eight goals in all competitions in Italy (Transfermarkt) and has been signed to bolster Maurizio Sarri’s attack at Stamford Bridge.
The pair know each other well, having previously worked together at Napoli in the 2015/16 season.
Higuain hit the back of the net 38 times in all competitions that season, in just 42 games.
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The Blues have struggled for goals thus far this season, and are the lowest scorers of the top six. They have netted 40 goals in 23 games, while Manchester City, leading the league, have scored 62.
Higuain, thus, has been brought in to solidify Chelsea’s position in the top four – they are just three points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal – and help the club hit the goal trail consistently.
And fans are delighted that the Argentina international has finally put pen to paper after a drawn-out transfer saga that has lasted for the majority of January.
Here’s a look at how some Chelsea supporters reacted to the news on Twitter…
Very excited to see Higuain in action, I have a feeling that he's gonna be an incredible signing and the missing piece that we've needed this season 💙💙💙 #CFC
— PHYFEDOG5 (@PHYFEDOG5) January 23, 2019
— Owuraku 🇬🇭 (@Kante_Tackle) January 23, 2019
— Erwin van Loenen (@VanLoenen17) January 23, 2019
Sarri has finally got his man. At his best Higuain is a sensational player, one of the very best in his position. Here's hoping that Sarri can revert his recent decline and restore his confidence. Welcome, @G_Higuain. #CFC
— Llion Carbis (@carbislli) January 23, 2019
The man is going to bag 40 goals this season. Just wait.
— Azza (@CFCAzza) January 23, 2019
Can't wait to see Higuain bang some goals in #CFC
— Luke Jarman (@LukeJarman) January 23, 2019
Welcome El Pipita🇦🇷💙⚽️. Hope to celebrate many goals from you!
— DoOoMd (@DillyCFC) January 23, 2019