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Robert Prosinecki criticises 'little pig' Gonzalo Higuain

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Former Real Madrid and Barcelona midfielder Robert Prosinecki has criticised the fitness of new Juventus striker, Gonzalo Higuain.

The Croatian, who is currently the manager of the Azerbaijan national team, was not impressed with the 28-year-old during his first appearance for his new club in a friendly against West Ham.

The Argentine emerged from the bench looking a fair few kilos overweight, a clear difference from when he was scoring bucket loads for Napoli last season.

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The tight-fitting shirt revealed a sizeable belly on the £75m man and Prosinecki has said he was amazed when he first laid eyes upon Higuain as he first appeared in the famous black and white colours of Turin:

"I was shocked to see Higuain, he is even more fat than me," he told Jutarnji List, as per Goal.

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"They paid 94 million [Euros] for him and he's arrived as a 'little pig'!

"I can imagine how shocked Allegri was, after he insisted on his signing. But they will make him fit soon."

Juventus face off against Fiorentina in their opening game of the season on August 20 and the hierarchy at the club will be insistent that their record signing undertakes a strict fitness regime prior to the fixture.

West Ham United v Juventus - Pre-Season Friendly

Higuain's arrival in Turin was a stern message to the rest of Juventus' rivals in Serie A. The striker scored 36 league goals last year for Napoli, equalling Gino Rossetti's record set in 1928/29.

However, Massimiliano Allegri's side have stripped their competitors of their most prized asset, a huge statement of dominance.

Juventus also plucked Miralem Pjanic away from Roma earlier in the window, yet another display of intent as the Bosnian was perhaps the finest performer in the Italian capital last season.

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Dani Alves and Mehdi Benatia are two more big names to make the switch to Turin in what has been a hugely successful window despite the departure of Paul Pogba.

The Old Lady are slowly beginning to show a level of control over their domestic league similar to that of Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.

The club are eager to now elevate themselves further and challenge for the Champions League; they made it to the final of the competition in 2015 but lost 3-1 to Barcelona.

AC Milan v Juventus FC - TIM Cup Final

Higuain's arrival sets up a potentially mouth-watering striker partnership with international colleague Paulo Dybala.

The season looks bright for Juventus, and they will be even happier once their new signing shrugs off the excess weight and goes back to making headlines for the right reasons.

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Paul Pogba
Gianluigi Buffon
Football
Paulo Dybala
Serie A
Giorgio Chiellini
Juventus
Gonzalo Higuain

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