Gonzalo Higuain looks overweight on Juventus debut vs West Ham

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Doubt continues to loom over Gonzalo Higuain's mega-money move to Juventus.

An eye-watering £75.3 million is the price the Old Lady coughed up to sign Napoli's prized asset amidst a desire to bolster their chances of winning the Champions League.

In doing so, they've signed a fantastic and clinical striker who scored 36 goals in Serie A alone last term, breaking an age-old record in the process.


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The pressure is well and truly on for Higuain to deliver at the Juventus Stadium - but it would seem it's already had a damaging effect.

During a friendly against West Ham on Sunday afternoon, the Argentine came on as a substitute to make his debut and looked like he had put a lot of weight on (see below).


Eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice how lethargic Higuain looked as he strode onto the pitch and responded in typically brutal fashion.

Here's how Twitter reacted to Higuain's apparant weight gain:

Even BT Sport commentator John Hartson noticed that Higuain was noticeably bigger, saying he looked "heavy" and "a bit on the big side".

Ouch. It's worth remembering that football players are often wrongly accused of being fat, though.

Roberto Firmino and Chelsea's Willian have both been the subject of criticism for looking overweight in the past and proved otherwise by posting pictures of their athletic physiques.

So perhaps it was just a trick of the camera that made Higuain look hefty because, at £75.3 million, the Argentine needs to be at peak fitness to justify such a ludicrous fee.

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