Merson reckons Chelsea signing Higuain is past his best

Paul Merson reckons that Gonzalo Higuian is past his best and will struggle to succeed in the Premier League.

It was widely reported last night that Chelsea had a agreed a deal with Juventus to sign the 31-year-old Argentina international on loan until the end of the season, although the Stamford Bridge outfit are yet to confirm that an agreement has been struck.

However, Merson is of the opinion that the prolific frontman has not been performing at his best lately and thinks Higuain will struggle to adapt to life in the English top-flight.

“I’m not sure on him,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“He was a great player but looks below his best of late.

“He hasn’t pulled up trees for a while and now he’s coming to the hardest league in the world.

“He won’t have any time to adapt either as he needs to hit the ground running as Chelsea need someone to play as their focal point.

“I’d rather someone that has played in the Premier League before and knows what this league demands.”

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