Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has given some insight into why he might not have been keen on a transfer to Arsenal when he left Napoli last summer.
The Argentina international became the fourth most expensive player in history when he joined Juve for around £78million, but he had previously been strongly linked with the Gunners.
Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed Arsenal’s failed efforts to land Higuain, but it seems like Higuain might well have turned them down anyway.
Speaking about his time in Turin so far, the former Real Madrid man admits he likes how quiet it is in his new home, as well as the obvious benefits of playing for such a dominant side in Serie A.
‘I told you from day one here, I have not regretted it (the move) at all,’ he said.
‘I feel great, I’m happy, I feel I’m growing even more as a player and really, every day that passes, I am more convinced of the decision I made: to society, the companions, the people, to how you live. It is quieter and this is crucial for a player.’
If it’s peace and quiet Higuain is after, he’ll certainly feel he made the right choice not to move to London.