AC Milan duo Pepe Reina and Lucas Biglia have said their goodbyes to Chelsea-bound striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Higuain is expected to undergo his medical with the Premier League side in the next 48 hours, with his replacement Krzysztof Piatek due to arrive in Milan ahead of a €38m move.
“I said goodbye to Higuain with an embrace, it’s always a bitter moment,” Reina stated during a charity football tournament on Tuesday.
“I wished him all the best and gave him a hug. Unfortunately, this too is football. I am losing a teammate, but retain a great friend.”
Biglia also bid farewell to his countryman, seemingly confirming Piatek’s arrival in the process.
“There is a bitter feeling when saying goodbye, as Pipita is a friend,” Biglia said.
“Another player will arrive, one who can hopefully become a great centre-forward. We want to continue doing well.”