Gonzalo Higuain’s long speculated move away from the Bernabeu is now official. The Argentine joins Italian club Napoli like Callejon and Albiol did earlier. There is no official word on the fee but it is believed to be in the region of €40 million (€37m up-front and €3m in bonuses).
In a statement, Real Madrid said:
Real Madrid C.F. announce that player Gonzalo Higuain has been transferred to Napoli. The club wishes to thank him for all these years of dedication and professionalism and wish him luck in his new career.
Napoli on the other hand issued a one line statement along with his profile on their official website. The Naples based club said:
SSC Napoli formalizes the signing of Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentine striker, 26 years old, arrives from Real Madrid.
I will have a long transfer summer review later on where I would reflect on all the signings so as of now, I would like to thank Gonzalo Higuain for all that he’s done for the club and for all his efforts. And disappointment over his treatment over the last few weeks or months in Madrid. He deserved better and hope he gets better at Napoli. Gracias Pipa!