Former Real Madrid and Juventus striker, Gonzalo Higuain is keen to finish his career in the Major League Soccer on a high note, after announcing his retirement at the age of 34 on Monday.
Higuain wept as the Argentine striker announced he will retire from professional football at the end of the MLS season. The 34-year-old’s career has seen him grace the top flights in Spain, Italy and England.
“After seventeen and a half years of the most wonderful professional career I have ever had, I feel that football has given me a lot; having given everything of myself and more,” he said during an emotional press conference on Monday.
“Thank you very much to those who always trusted me, the time has come to say goodbye.”
The veteran striker for Juventus, Real Madrid, Napoli, and Argentina will finish the current campaign with Inter Miami. He will also try to lead Phil Neville’s team into the postseason before hanging up his boots.
Contrary to popular belief, Higuain has been in superb form recently in MLS. He has scored 12 goals in his previous 14 appearances, including the game-winning goal in Toronto over the weekend.
The striker started his career with River Plate in Argentina. Then, he joined Real Madrid, winning three league titles in seven seasons. Higuain later enjoyed the best spell of his career with Napoli; and in 2015/16 equalled the record for most goals in a Serie A season, scoring 36 goals in 35 appearances.