Gonzalo Higuain’s 90 M Euros release clause has been exercised by Juventus and the last season’s Serie A top-scorer has left Napoli to play for a direct rival. There have been too many critics against this transfer such as “it is too much for him.”; “what has he done in important games, particularly in Argentina’s last three finals?” also he has been called “betrayal”, and all of them only because of activating the release clause which was in the contract.
Some people speak about the Argentina’s last three finals which resulted in two defeats against Chile in the last two Copa America and one against Germany in the last World Cup: Higuain missed some opportunities and he isn’t the man of crucial games. If some people believe like this, therefore Leonel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could not be known as star players. In all those three finals, Messi was in the field and did nothing especial (he missed a penalty). And Ronaldo, what has he done in Real Madrid last two UCL final against Atletico Madrid? Nothing especial. El Pipta has scored 109 goals in the last five seasons, i.e. 21.8 goals per season that seems pretty good; also, it should be considered to score in Italian football, where the Argentina has played in the last three seasons, is a hard task. Higuain can’t be blamed for that three final.
90M Euros may seem too much for that transfer, but some points could justify the deal. There are not many options in the market, so sometimes the price could be more than the value. When Real Madrid turned down Chelsea 60M Euro bid for Alvaro Morata, 90M Euros could be a reasonable price for who scored 35 goals in 34 games in the last season Serie A; moreover, by purchasing Higuain, Juve not only have strengthened themselves, but also weakened Napoli, so paying more than value seems understandable; additionally, the total amount is spread out over two years and not in one shot.
“He’s a traitor, no exaggeration!” It’s Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis’s reaction against Higuain’s move to Juve, according to football-italia.net. The president looks frustrated and furious, but El Pipita has done nothing wrong. When there is a release clause in the contract, it means that it can be used; furthermore, Higuain has had three good seasons in Napoli (he has scored 71 goals), but no significant team award has been gained, so it seems plausible that he has wanted a new challenge and a club which has won Serie A for the past five seasons could be the best choice.