Gonzalo Higuain’s transfer to AC Milan has slowed down, as the striker has requested a severance payment from Juventus before joining the Rossoneri, according to MilanNews.it.
As of now, El Pipita earns €7.5m with Juventus, which was his initial request heading into the negotiations with Milan. However, the San Siro side’s technical director, Leonardo, only offered the player €6m per year.
Therefore, as Juventus are pushing for his exit, Higuain has asked the club to pay a severance fee, which could even out the distance between his demands and AC Milan’s offer.
So, at this stage, it’s a matter of push and pull from both parties until the deal is close, although Milan have already stated that they won’t offer more than what they’ve already proposed. However, as both clubs want the deal done quickly, it’s expected that they will meet in the middle.
The again, it’s normal for such a complicated operation (involving three players) to hit roadblocks, and the deal is absolutely not at risk.