Posted June 01, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain says he's leaving Real Madrid after seven seasons to join a club where he is truly ''wanted.'' Higuain has been linked to Juventus. He made his announcement on Saturday after scoring his 121st and final goal for Madrid in its 4-2 win over Osasuna on the last day of the Spanish league. ''I feel like my time here has ended, I want a change of air,'' Higuain said. ''These have been seven intense, difficult, and happy years. It's hard, it's not easy but I think that I want to go to another club, (have) new challenges.'' Higuain joined Madrid from River Plate for the 2006-07 season. Despite helping Madrid win three Spanish league titles and one Copa del Rey, Higuain never established himself as the undisputed first-choice striker, sharing time up front with Karim Benzema for the past four seasons. ''I was never given anything,'' he said. ''I would like to go where th...
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