Gonzalo Higuain will become the best-paid player in the MLS once he puts pen to paper on a deal with Inter Miami, according to reports in America.
The Argentine striker agreed a £2.3million payoff with Juventus last week to terminate his contract a year early, a move which has left him free to join David Beckham’s fledgling franchise.
And the Miami Herald claim the 32-year-old will outearn his new boss, with the report stating Higuain will earn a base salary of £5.45m ($7m) at Inter, where he will join former Juventus team-mate Blaise Matuidi.
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That figure is a touch more than the £5m ($6.5m) base salary that Forbes claim Beckham had inserted into his LA Galazy contract during his five-year MLS stint.
Higuain has also signed a two-and-a-half year contract with Beckham’s fledgling franchise to see him through to the end of the 2022 season.
The move will also see him closer to brother Federico, who has spent the last eight years in MLS and moved to DC United in March after seven-and-a-half seasons with Columbus Crew.
While the Herons are yet to officially announce the deal, co-owner Jorge Mas has posted a photo with the 32-year-old at Miami airport welcoming him to the club.