Gonzalo Higuain end his 17-year spell as a professional footballer.
The 34-year-old striker will play with Inter Miami for the rest of the season and scored 10 goals in his last 11 league appearances.
He has been excellent in the MLS recently and was waiting to call time on his career after the 2022 MLS campaign.
“After the most wonderful career I could have had, I feel that football has given me so much,” Higuain told reporters. “Many thanks to those who have always believed in me … the time has come to say goodbye.”
“My biggest motivation is helping my teammates,” Higuain said. “I think the best gift that I can give to my teammates is to be able to retire as a champion with them because they’ve been there with me, they’ve seen me during my downs this year and they’ve helped me throughout this path. Not only players, but physios staff, my brother, my family and this is for all of them as well.
“I want to retire here as a champion, like I deserve to retire and it would be a very special dream. I know there’s two games left and we really hope that the fans come to the stadium and pack the stadium because it’s very important for us. And then once we get to playoffs, the story is different and my dream is to retire as a champion with all my teammates.”
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