Newly-signed Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain says he is looking forward to starting “a new adventure” as he arrives in Turin
Higuain mobbed by fans as he arrives in Turin
SHOWS: TURIN, ITALY (JULY 27, 2016) (ESTENEWS – NO ACCESS ITALY AND .IT WEBSITES)
1. FANS IN CAR PARK CHANTING AND APPLAUDING
2. NEWLY-SIGNED JUVENTUS STRIKER GONZALO HIGUAIN EXITING AIRPORT, WAVING ANT FANS, DOING THUMBS UP SIGN AND PUTTING JUVENTUS SCARF AROUND HIS NECK AS HE GREETS SUPPORTERS
3. MEDIA RUNNING AFTER HIGUAIN’S CAR
4. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) NEWLY-SIGNED JUVENTUS STRIKER, GONZALO HIGUAIN, SAYING:
“Now it’s time to start a new adventure and let’s hope it goes well.”
(REPORTER ASKING OFF CAMERA “Will you be aiming at winning the Champions League in this jersey”)
“Let’s hope so, let’s hope so. Now we need to do everything with calm, I need to train up and be in good form for our first match.”
(REPORTER ASKING OFF CAMERA “Are you happy to get to play with Paulo Dybala?”)
“Yes, sure, of course and now I’m going to go and say hello to him.”
5. HIGUAIN MOBBED BY MEDIA AND FANS AS HE WALKS OUTSIDE AIRPORT AND ENTERS BUILDING
STORY: Gonzalo Higuain was mobbed by fans and the media as he arrived in Turin on Wednesday (July 27), a day after Juventus officially signed the Argentina striker from Napoli for 90 million euros ($98.89 million), the third highest transfer fee ever paid.
The Turin-based club triggered the release clause for the 28-year-old, who still had two years to run on his contract, Napoli said in a statement on Tuesday (July 26).
Higuain’s transfer fee is the third highest paid, after Gareth Bale moved to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur for 100 million euros in 2013 and Cristiano Ronaldo joined the Spaniards from Manchester United for 94 million euros in 2009.
The striker took the attention at Turin airport in his stride, taking time to wave at fans and to wrap a Juventus scarf around his neck.
He told reporters he was looking forward to joining the bianconeri – and his compatriot Paulo Dybala – in training.
Last season Higuain scored a record 36 Serie A goals in 35 games for Napoli, who finished runners-up as Juventus won a fifth consecutive title. He joined Napoli in 2013 after spending six years at Real.
The news that he was poised to join Juventus caused anguish among Napoli fans, who gathered in Naples city centre on Saturday (July 23) to tear up pictures of the Argentine and set fire to replicas of his number nine shirt