The Argentina striker has been a transfer target for the Bianconeri over the last few weeks.
“I feel that my time here is over, I want a change,” Higuain, who captained Madrid today, told reporters. “These seven years have been intense, hard, bright. It was a considered decision. It’s hard, it wasn’t easy, but I think I want to go to another club, new challenges.
“I wish the club the best. No it is not because of the whistles, whilst the first time in seven years I heard them was against Borussia Dortmund.
“It was for other things that I am not going to talk about. I have stayed seven years here for a reason. I have drawn level with Juanito, as the 11th highest goalscorer.
“I hope Madrid do what is best for me. This is a decision that has been taken.”
Higuain was rumoured to have wanted to leave a year ago.
“It was the same last year, but the coach convinced me, also my team-mates. I have been here seven years, this is a consensus decision.
“I have not decided where I am going. Offers? Juventus are there, there are offers. I do not know. Honestly, I am going.
“I will go where they tell me they love me. Some people talk of the sort of class of player I am, I do not know.
“I’m going because I want a change. I want to settle the issue so as to not give you any further speculation.”
The Scudetto winners hope to use his determination to leave to help lower the price-tag set by Real Madrid.
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