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Active Chelsea player retires from football

Timothy Aiyeku

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Gonzalo Higuain

West London outfit Chelsea will now hope to have the best from Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain as he is reported to have announced his retirement from active football on Thursday.

Gonzalo Higuain in his remark said he gave his all to the national team when he was in active football but it is time to call it off as he would like to focus more on his family and also his Chelsea side.

This is a big boost for the West London outfit are their star striker will pay more attention in helping with a qualification to the Champions League next season by a push to the top-four.

Gonzalo Higuain joined the West London outfit in the last January winter transfer window on a loan spell after manager Maurizio Sarri insisted that he was he is needed to come to help the team sharpen their cutting edge.

There are therefore suggestions that he could be signed on a permanent deal should he impress within the period of his loan spell as he is in the good books of manager Maurizio Sarri.

However, Gonzalo Higuain had 75 caps for the Argentina national team, making his debut in 2009 and also playing in the 2010 World Cup.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.