Juventus have completed the much anticipated signing of Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for a massive transfer fee of €90 million.
This is how the Bianconeri announced El Papita‘s arrival in Turin.
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 26, 2016
– Juventus signed Higuain
Evra: “I don’t believe it”pic.twitter.com/fK2LySNwxO
— hash (@hashim0307) July 27, 2016
This transfer makes Higuain the third most expensive football player in the world, after the likes of Real Madrid forwards Gareth Bale (€101 million), and Cristiano Ronaldo (€94 million).
Most expensive players of all-time:
1 – Gareth Bale (£86m)
2 – Cristiano Ronaldo (£80m)
3 – Gonzalo Higuaín (£75m)
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) July 26, 2016
While some would say that the 28-year-old has justified his price tag by scoring 36 goals from 35 Serie A appearances last season, fans on Twitter were not exactly convinced that Higuain is worth that much. Here are some of the best Twitter reactions we found.
To think Higuain is the third biggest transfer ever while he isn’t even one of the top 5 strikers in the World. Release clauses these days.
— Hassan (@ClassofBergkamp) July 26, 2016
Higuain becoming the 3rd most expensive player in history is just plain ridiculous. The transfer market is overinflated
— Juan Direction (@JuanDirection57) July 27, 2016
We now live in a world where Gonzalo Higuain is worth more than this man…
Football has well and truly gone mad… pic.twitter.com/L4mrp3rFi6
— Football Facts (@FootbalIFact) July 26, 2016
So you’re telling me that Higuain is worth 94m pic.twitter.com/sOJRPX1kX2
— BA (@BarcaArtist) July 26, 2016
I could analyze the deal all my life, but I would never understand how someone can pay €90M for Higuain now. Mindblowing.
— Hala Madrid-I.K (@HalaMadridIK) July 26, 2016
Higuain 28 , 5 year deal .. Lovely little deal he’s got there 😂😂😩😩
— Joshua Windass (@WindassJnr) July 26, 2016
It’s insane that Gonzalo Higuain is being sold for 90 million euros.
— James Tyler (@JamesTylerESPN) July 26, 2016
The Napoli fans are known to be fiercely loyal to their club and its player. Here is a reminder of the kind of reception Higuain used to get at the San Paolo.
Please tell me this guy comes in the Higuain deal. pic.twitter.com/F7uDoDKAaz
— Emilio (@EmilioCelini) July 26, 2016
However, things turn ugly when one of Naples’ favourite sons decides to join a rival club. Here are a couple of indications of the kind of reception Higuain will get from the San Paolo crowd in the future.
Giu dal nostro muro…!
— Da Maria London (@DaMariaLondra) July 26, 2016
FACT: Gonzalo Higuain isn’t a very popular man in Napoli right now. pic.twitter.com/JbiAXCFNjr
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) July 26, 2016
— JÆ. (@JaeDavies23) July 23, 2016