Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has sensationally revealed he misses his former striker at Napoli Gonzalo Higuain after failing to reunite with the striker in the summer.
The Argentine forward turned down offers to chance to link up with the Italian gaffer in favour of staying in Italy to join Juve’s fierce rivals AC Milan on a season long-loan.
While at Napoli, Higuain played the best football of his career under Sarri at Napoli before earning a brilliant £80m move to Juventus in 2016.
Higuain was forced to leave Juventus in the summer following the blockbuster arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid and Chelsea were the frontrunners to sign Higuain at one stage.
However, AC Milan ended up beating the Premier League to the signing of Higuain leaving Sarri to work with misfiring duo of Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata in attack.
With Giroud and Morata continues to show incompetences in front of goal, Sarri’s latest comments only emphasise his disappointment at failing to land Higuain.
Sarri told Corriere dello Sport:
“Whatever response I give will be considered wrong and put words into my mouth.
“All I can say is that I feel Gonzalo left Napoli too soon. If he had stayed for another season, I think we could’ve been in a condition to win.
“Higuain was a part of the fantastic mechanism we created, we understood each other so well/ It was perfect synchronicity and the regrets will probably stick with us.
“I miss Higuain a great deal. I miss him because he’ll keep scoring goals until the day he dies. He is a goal machine, a systematic and automatic jackpot.”
While Gonzalo Higuain hasn’t discovered his best form for Milan this season, the 30-year-old striker has been finding the back of net for his new side more than Morata and Higuain combined.
Higuain has scored four times in his first five league games for Milan and has netted twice in as many Europa League appearances for the club.