Giorgio Chiellini has revealed that striker Gonzalo Higuain wanted to stay at the club at all cost.
The Argentina international was linked with a move away from the Turing-based club during the recently concluded summer transfer window where league rivals AS Roma were eager to acquire his services.
However, the former AC Milan striker opted to stay at the club and is now becoming a permanent member of the starting lineup.
Chiellini, who is currently recovering from a serious knee injury, while talking to Gazzetta dello Sport cited by Calciomercato.com, revealed that Higuain wanted to stay at the club at all cost.
“Gonzalo surprised me,” said Chiellini. “This year he wanted to stay at Juventus at all costs, he said it on the first day after returning from Chelsea loan.”
Moreover, Higuain’s loan moves to Milan and then Chelsea earnt the Bianconeri over €18 million, according to a report from Calciomercato.com.