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Juventus sign Higuain in huge deal

Gonzalo Higuain's reported 90m euro move is the most expensive Italian domestic transfer ever and the third highest of all time

Juventus have signed Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli, a spokesman for Napoli said on Tuesday.

“I can confirm that the contract has been deposited with the League and the deal has been done,” Napoli spokesman Nicola Lombardi told Reuters.

Juventus will pay 90 million in two tranches for Higuain, who still had two years to run on his contract, Lombardi added.

That makes Higuain’s move the most expensive domestic transfer ever and the third highest of all time.

Last season Higuain scored a record 36 Serie A goals for Napoli, who finished runners-up as Juventus won their fifth consecutive title.

The news that he was poised to join Juventus caused anguish among Napoli fans, who gathered in Naples city centre on Saturday to tear up pictures of the Argentine and set fire to replicas of his number nine shirt.

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