Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain admits he would like to end his career with Marcelo Gallardo’s River Plate, who are ‘very contagious. They have everything.’
Higuain is now back in Turin but has only one year left on his contract with Juve and spent the first phase of the coronavirus pandemic in Argentina, even holding a web seminar for River’s youth players.
“River is a club that gave me everything, from letting me develop to Real Madrid buying me, but right now I don’t know what's going to happen. My head is here [in Turin],” the 32-year-old told TyC Sports.
“Gallardo’s team are very contagious, they have quality, strength, everything...
“The truth that you watch them and their No 9 gets many chances. Clearly someone who played for River before will watch that team, see themselves there and say, ‘how nice’.
“Gallardo has caught everyone’s eyes and he’s earned it. I’d think about going back to River to retire.”
‘Pipita’ began his career with the Buenos Aires club, scoring 15 goals in 41 appearances before joining Real Madrid in January 2007.
River, for their part, won the Copa Libertadores in 2018 and finished runners-up in the competition to Flamengo last year.