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Gonzalo Higuain, a former striker for Argentina, will hang up his boots at the conclusion of the 2022 Major League Soccer (MLS) season.

With 31 goals in 75 games, Higuain, who has been with MLS club Inter Miami since 2020, is Argentina’s fifth-highest scorer.

In a sad news conference, the 34-year-old made his retirement announcement with Inter Miami head coach Phil Neville.

Higuain declared, “It’s time to say farewell to football.”

“I told the club three or four months ago that it wasn’t from one day to the next. I have spent years working on it.

“When I got here, I wanted to enjoy football, my life, and being close to my brother Fede. Although it was at a different point in my career, I can assure you that it was one of my best times. This club, my teammates, and the coaching staff were responsible for giving me that moment and for rekindling my passion for football.

“I can finally retire playing the game I always wanted to, scoring goals and enjoying myself,” the player said.

With two games left in the season, Miami currently holds the final Eastern Conference playoff place, thus Higuain will be looking to end his career on a strong note.

In his last 14 games, he has scored 12 goals and given two assists.

He is likely to be best known for his time spent playing for Real Madrid, Napoli, and Juventus.

Higuain moved from River Plate to Real Madrid in 2006, where he scored 121 goals and won three La Liga championships.

He broke the record for the most goals scored in a Serie A season with Napoli, scoring 91 goals in 146 games across all competitions, including 36 in the 2015–16 season.

He had 66 goals for Juventus, three league titles, and three appearances on the Serie A Team of the Year.

In addition, he briefly played for Chelsea and AC Milan before joining Inter Miami.

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