Newly signed AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain has set a target of breaking his personal Serie A goals record in a single season.
Higuain, 30, netted 36 goals during the 2015/16 season for Napoli to break Gunnar Nordahl’s 66-year-old record of 35 league goals scored during the 1949/50 Italian Serie A season.
The feat earned him a club-record move to Juventus in a deal worth £75m (€90m) and went on to win two league titles and one Coppa Italia title in addition to reaching the 2017 Champions League final with the Old Lady.
He became available this summer after Juventus completed the club-record transfer for Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in a £100m (€112m) deal.
Higuain finalised his move to AC Milan on a season-long loan move last week.
The seven-time European champions will pay €18m for the loan deal with the obligatory to buy him permission for €36m.
The Argentine star set a new goals target for himself in a chat with DAZN though he pointed out that: “It will be very hard… but when you begin a new adventure you want to find new challenges so I’ll try.”
“That’s the beauty of football in the end.
“I didn’t have the chance to speak too much with Gattuso but we all know he made history for AC Milan, he won the World Cup with Italy, so it’s a huge honour for me to play under him.
“I want to make the fans happy, as well as the club that put their confidence in me. I want to win something important with this shirt.” The former River Plate and Real Madrid attacker concluded.