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Inter Miami coach Diego Alonso believes the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain will help David Beckham's new Major League Soccer franchise move to the next level.

Higuain is set to follow French World Cup winner and former Juve teammate Blaise Matuidi to South Florida, with Alonso confident their presence will help the younger players develop while boosting the quality of a squad which has struggled to make an impact in their debut season.

"The arrival of experience has a positive impact on the team, first because of the quality because it helps improve the level and also it impacts the young players and helps them to develop," Alonso told AFP.

"It is a double benefit. We have seen it with Matuidi and if we are able to finish the signing of Gonzalo, they will both be able to benefit us in these ways."

Higuain, who will take Inter Miami's third Designated Player spot following Mexican international Rodolfo Pizarro and young Argentina forward Matias Pellegrini.

With Higuain also required to quarantine for at least 10 days, the most likely date for his debut will be on September 23 when the New York Red Bulls travel to South Florida.

Higuain has spent the past four years at Juventus, but was loaned to AC Milan in 2018/19. He also spent part of the 2019 season at Chelsea before returning to Juve.

The former Real Madrid striker played in three World Cups for Argentina and scored 31 goals in 75 international appearances.

Inter Miami, who are part-owned by former England and Manchester United star Beckham, have won just two out of 10 since making their debut earlier this year, scoring only eight times in the process.

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Updated: September 16, 2020 03:20 PM

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