Inter Miami forward Gonzalo Higuain plans to take a sabbatical following the end of his contract with the MLS expansion team, revealing he wants a break from football and 'everything'.
The Argentine striker signed with Inter Miami in 2020 as a Designated Player for the club’s debut season. He joined from Serie A giants Juventus after playing all around Europe with Real Madrid, Chelsea, Milan and Napoli.
However, Higuain has confirmed he plans to take a break from football more than 16 years after his first professional appearance on 29 May, 2005.
“I have one year left in my contract with Inter Miami, at the end of the deal I will take a sabbatical, taking a break from football and everything,” he told ESPN 360.
The forward has made 30 appearances for Inter Miami, scoring ten goals and providing seven assists in all competitions. He propelled the team to a playoff run during their first season in the American league.
The south Florida side is now inches away from a playoff spot, sitting in eighth place with 32 points in 24 matches.
During his interview, Higuain went on to discuss future signings Miami want, clearing the air after rumors surrounding Lionel Messi.
“I don’t want to get in trouble, I don’t know about Leo in Miami. He signed for two years with PSG… The club want it, we’ll see,” the former Juventus and Milan striker revealed.
Higuain’s comments come after team co-owner Jorge Mas gave an interview with the Miami Herald explaining the work being done to bring Messi to Inter Miami.
"David and I have been working really hard, we have aspirations of bringing the best players here and Leo Messi is a generational player, arguably the best player of all time," Mas said.
"I am optimistic Messi will play in an Inter Miami shirt because I think it will complete the legacy of the greatest player in our generation and will meet with the ambitions of the owners of Inter Miami to build a world-class team."