Chelsea FC reassured Maurizio Sarri can get best out of 30-year-old Juventus star

ESPN FC pundit Stewart Robson backs Chelsea FC's pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain in the current transfer windpw

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent
Chelsea FC boss Maurizio Sarri Photo: Chelsea TV / Screen grab

Maurizio Sarri could get the best out of Gonzalo Higuain if Chelsea FC sign the Argentina international from Juventus this summer, ESPN FC pundit Stewart Robson has claimed.

The Argentina international has been linked with a potential move to Chelsea FC in the summer transfer window following the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo to the Juventus squad.

Higuain could find his first-team opportunities limited in Turin given increased competition from Ronaldo, as well as Paulo Dybala and World Cup runner up Mario Mandzukic.

The South American forward played under Sarri for one season at Napoli and the 30-year-old finished with career best figures of 36 goals in 35 games in the 2015-16 season.

Former Arsenal striker Robson backed Chelsea FC’s pursuit of Higuain in the current transfer window following Sarri’s appointment as Antonio Conte’s successor.

“Sarri got the best out of Higuain at Napoli,” Robson told ESPN FC.

“It was the best I saw him play. He was absolutely outstanding!

“He scored lots of goals. There won’t be a place for him at Juventus this season with Ronaldo going there.

“So Higuain would suit Chelsea perfectly.”

Chelsea FC axed Antonio Conte last week after the Italian head coach led the west London side to a fifth-placed finish in the Premier League table last term.

The FA Cup winners signed Italian midfielder Jorginho in a £57m deal from Serie A giants Napoli just days after Sarri was confirmed as the Blues’ new manager.

Chelsea FC have won the Premier League title in two of the past four seasons.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Exclusive
John Barnes
John Barnes on Liverpool FC in the title race and Naby Keita’s form
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand makes admission about Liverpool FC winning the title
Novak Djokovic (Photo: Marianne Bevis)
All change at Miami Open: Players & places, facts & figures as multiple champs Djokovic, Federer hit Florida
Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea FC attacker admits to being ‘frustrated’ at Stamford Bridge