Gonzalo Higuain has explained leaving Real Madrid for Napoli.

The striker has enjoyed an impressive first season in Italy.

"When a man like Aurelio De Laurentiis spends that much money to have you, you can't help but be grateful," Pipita told In Casa Napoli.

"I thank Real Madrid, where I spent seven years and learned so much from players like Van Nistelrooy, Raul and Cristiano Ronaldo, but last summer I realised it was time for a change of scenery.

"I chose Napoli because this city is fantastic for anyone who plays football. Did Juve want me? When I heard that I was going to leave Spain, I was linked with many sides including Juve, but I chose Napoli and they wanted to build a winning team."

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