Inter Miami sign Higuain as Designated Player
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Gonzalo Higuain officially joined Inter Miami as a Designated Player, the Major League Soccer club announced Friday.

"I'm really happy to be here and that it's official," Higuain said. "My goal is to try to transmit all the experience I acquired in Europe and to help the team grow."

He added, "I feel good, I feel whole as a player. I'm motivated to try a new league and help the team grow. Individually, my goal is to demonstrate that I can contribute and continue playing great football here, and I hope I can achieve that because I have all the tools necessary to succeed. Inter Miami is a team in construction but there is already a good base to reach important goals."

The Argentine forward completed the move a day after his contract at Juventus was terminated by mutual consent. Higuain scored 66 goals and won three Serie A titles with Juve after his arrival from Napoli in 2016.

He joins Rodolfo Pizarro and Matias Pellegrini as Miami's Designated Players.

Higuain, whose older brother, Federico, plays in MLS with D.C. United, is a former teammate of Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham. The two played together eight times during their lone season together at Real Madrid in 2006-07.

The 32-year-old made his senior international debut with Argentina in 2009. He scored 31 goals in 75 appearances and was named in the starting lineup for the 2014 World Cup final when the Albiceleste lost to Germany. He retired from international play in 2019.

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