London: Argentina footballer Gonzalo Higuain, who recently joined Italian football club AC Milan, has revealed that he would have chosen Premier League club Chelsea over Milan but not everyone in the club was interested enough to rope him.
The 30-year-old said that only Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri wanted him to play for the team.
“In total sincerity, the esteem I have for Sarri is huge but he was the only who wanted me. Here at Milan everyone wanted me, and this is why I made my choice to come here,” goal.com quoted Higuain, as saying.
Talking about his new team, Higuain said that Milan struck him the most as they have all the qualities that a football player would like to have in his team.
“I have been playing in Europe for 12 years, Milan was the team that struck me the most, and it’s what the player wants to see: History, lots of green, pure football. It gives you goosebumps, it’s special stuff,” he said.
The striker was signed by Milan along with Italian footballer Mattia Caldara in a straight swap deal with Juventus which saw the return of their defender Leonardo Bonucci returning back to the Italian club.
Higuain has notched up a total of 55 goals in 155 appearances he made for Juventus, while he netted 122 goals in 264 games he played for Real Madrid.