Gonzalo Higuian returns to Juventus after disappointing loan spell at Chelsea

Gonzalo Higuian returns to Juventus after disappointing loan spell at Chelsea

- Gonzalo Higuain has returned to parent club Juventus after loan spell with Chelsea

- The 31-year-old managed to score five goals in 14 matches in all competitions

- Gary Cahill, Rob Green, Eduardo and Kyle Scott have also been released by Chelsea

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Gonzalo Higuian has returned to Juventus after spending six months on loan with premier League club, Chelsea.

The former Argentine international did not have a rosy season scoring five goals in 14 matches in all competitions.

Higuain will now join his former manager at Napoli, Maurizio Sarri who have signed a three-year deal with Juventus.

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The high-point of his short spell at Stamford Bridge was his hat-trick against Huddersfield Town in a Premier League home match.

But 31-year-old failed to find the back of the net in streak of matches and Chelsea have opted not to complete a permanent deal.

Chelsea had the option to pay £16million to extend Higuain's loan for another 12 months, while the Blues could have also purchased the forward from Juve for €36m.

Chelsea also announced the departure of Gary Cahill left the Blues alongside Rob Green, Eduardo and Kyle Scott.

The west London club lost star player Eden Hazard to Real Madrid last month but had earlier this purchased United States striker Christian Pulisic from Dortmund as a replacement.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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