Chelsea’s on-loan star drops considerable hint of intent to stay beyond this season

Chelsea could be buoyed by Gonzalo Higuain’s words that he may be willing to stay at the club beyond his loan deal from Juventus.

The Argentina international moved from Italy to England in January after Juventus agreed to let him join Chelsea in a half-season temporary deal. However, the Guardian reported on confirmation from Juventus that the Blues will have the opportunity to make the move permanent if they can pay £31.3M at the end of the season.

He has shown early signs that he could prove to be a success at Stamford Bridge under Maurizio Sarri, despite scoring only three goals in eight appearances in all competitions. Higuain’s excellent record in the Italian and Spanish top flights gives Chelsea fans hope that he may be the striker to return the glory days.

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If the club’s hierarchy are hoping to keep him here, they ought to be encouraged by these recent comments from Higuain. He reveals his dream of winning the Champions League, while noting the importance of Chelsea qualifying. Could he be intending on sticking around?

Higuain is quoted by the Metro saying:

“Obviously there have been some disappointments with my country, because we have not had luck in the World Cup. But with my clubs I’m very happy with my career. Playing in the three best leagues in the world – Italy, Spain, England – is not within the reach of many players.”

“So I’m very proud of that. Personally I am satisfied, but I still have a dream to win the Champions League. It’s the missing one for me. But I can’t think about winning that yet. First we have to get there. It’s very important for Chelsea to be in that competition next season.”

A reported £31.3M seems a little steep for a player of his age, but if Chelsea are unable to make any other signings this coming summer, we may have no choice but to pay it.