Inter Miami have signed Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain on a free transfer after he left Italian champions Juventus, the Major League Soccer club announced on Friday.
Higuain, 32, will join the MLS side owned by David Beckham as a designated player, joining compatriot Matias Pellegrini and Mexican midfielder Rodolfo Pizarro as the team’s highest-paid squad members.
Nicknamed “the Beckham Rule”, the designated player option allows MLS teams to sign up to three players outside their salary cap.
“First of all, I want to thank Inter Miami for the effort it has made to sign me. I think it will be a beautiful experience in my life,” Higuain said in a statement here.
“It’s what I was looking for – a new experience, a new league and a beautiful city.
“I’m really happy to be here and that it’s official. My goal is to try to transmit all the experience I acquired in Europe and to help the team grow.”
Earlier on Friday, Serie A champions Juventus announced they had terminated Higuain’s contract by mutual consent.