Gennaro Gattuso's Latest Comments About Gonzalo Higuain Are Crazy...Even For His Standards
If it were up to AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso, want-away striker Gonzalo Higuain would be going absolutely nowhere in the January transfer window.
In fact, Higuain would be closed off in a room of Gattuso's house while being fed every two or three hours until the window closes.
That's according to the man himself, who has just produced one of his most iconic quotes to date.
This is what happened in the Italan's most recent press conference...only he could get away with such a comment,
"The player decides, not me because if it was up to me I'd bring him to my house, lock him up in a room & throw him some food every 2-3 hours"- Italian Football TV (@IFTVofficial) January 13, 2019
Gattuso on Higuain's future :joy: https://t.co/KnH6na73kv
Gattuso confirmed this weekend that Higuain, who joined the club on a season-long loan deal from Juventus in July, wants to leave the San Siro.
The Argentinian striker has struggled to settle, scoring just eight goals in all competitions, and reportedly wants to join his former boss Maurizio Sarri at Premier League side Chelsea.
"When a player makes up his mind it becomes hard to convince them otherwise," said Gattuso, when speaking about Higuain.
"I have a relationship with him that features great honesty, we say things to one another's face.
"At the moment, he's our player and we're holding on tightly to him. I don't know what will happen."
Chelsea are now willing to pay £32m directly to Juventus to complete Higuain's transfer on a permanent basis. Chelsea will send Morata on loan to AC Milan to convince them to let Higuain go and will pay £32m to Juventus for his permanent transfer [Telegraph] pic.twitter.com/TjfXoZg6yv- Nouman (@nomifooty) January 5, 2019
"I've talked to him a great deal but it's hard to give advice because the career of a player only lasts 13-14 years," Gattuso continued.
"It's his mind, not mine. The most important thing is to talk as men, look each other in the eyes and speak the truth.
"I still don't understand what Higuain's unhappy about because I see a happy lad, involved in the locker room.
"We'll see what happens. If it was up to me, I'd keep him at my house and feed him my dinner."
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