The star machine rumbles on at the LA Galaxy, with head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto telling Italian outlet TuttoSport he is interested in bringing Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain to the MLS club.
Schelotto said, “It would be a dream,” praising Higuain as one of the best strikers in the world. The 32-year-old is supposed to be out of contract in the summer of 2021, but Schelotto also said he realized Higuain would be in demand elsewhere, but ended on the romantic note, “Maybe it’s early for Higuain, but in football never say never.”
While Schelotto is expressing interest in a player who could or could not come to the Galaxy at some point, it’s worth noting that beyond the Argentine connection between the men, the roots between the Schelottos and Higuains run deep. Higuain’s father played at the club that the Schelotto twins came through in Argentina, Gimnasia La Plata, and Higuain’s older brother Federico was Schelotto’s de facto replacement at the Columbus Crew.
This doesn’t quite count as a transfer rumor, because I don’t see a scenario where the Galaxy put in a transfer offer for Higuain. I think if he were to come to MLS, it would probably be on a free transfer, and it’s the kind of move he would have to want to do. Bear in mind as well that Chicharito is a bit younger and both Chicha and Higuain play as central strikers, and I can’t imagine either one playing out wide or sitting on the bench.
But like Schelotto said, it’s ok to dream, and it sounds like he’s dreaming of Gonzalo Higuain. If there’s more movement on this front, we’ll keep you posted.
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