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Gonzalo Higuain set his sights on the Scudetto

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Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain has wasted no time after his summer move to Napoli from Real Madrid by stating his intent to win the league.

The 25 year old has made it clear that his eyes are fixed on lifting the Scudetto at the end of the upcoming season.

Higuain spent seven years at Real Madrid where he won three La Liga titles, two Spanish Super Cups and the Copa del Rey once. The Argentine moved to the San Paolo as a direct replacement of Edinson Cavani and will have the comfort of two teammates with him from Madrid in the form of Jose Callejon and Raul Albiol.

Higuain was also a subject of interest from Arsenal but he opted to move to Italy where he and his teammates will have a rough battle on their hands to wrestle the Serie A title away from Turin giants Juventus.

Despite the challenge ahead the 25-year-old hit-man made it clear that the Scudetto is something that he will try to bring to the San Paolo.

He said: 'Napoli did a great job last season,but now we're aiming to go even higher.We want to challenge on all three fronts.Its a great club with a great coach who have built a great team.Our aim is to win the Scudetto this season.That would be fantastic.'

Higuain is well aware that being an Argentinian striker in Naples brings added responsibility due to the impact Diego Maradona has in his time at the San Paolo.He admitted that he knew the expectations will be high and that he knew what he is in for when he opted to move to Naples instead of North London with Arsenal.

As reported by Goal.com, Higuain said: "It was a considered choice.I got some advice from former Madrid teammates and I spoke to my Argentinian friends who had been at Napoli, and also to Pepe Reina.

"I'm delighted to be here and I hope I can repay the faith shown in me. This city is totally devoted to Maradona and I felt the affection from the moment I set foot in the San Paolo,which is a legendary stadium."

He went on further to say: "We know Juventus are the team to beat, but we believe in ourselves. We have a great team at Napoli."

The 25-year-old is known for his sharpness in front of goal and his devastating finishing and so the Napoli fans will be hoping he hits the ground running and stays healthy for the season. He scored 17 goals last season for Madrid in all competitions while bagging seven assists.

He will be hoping to improve his goal tally this season and if he should be on top form then Napoli will have a shot at the Serie A title as well as doing some damage in the Champions League.

 

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