Arsenal are believed to be close to signing Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain with the Argentinian striker reiterating his desire to leave Real Madrid in a deal that would cost around £20million.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, has said that the Argentine is free to leave the club, after the 25-year-old announced that his time at the Santiago Bernabeu was over. It is believed that Wenger will land the frontman with a bid around £20million.
According to Mirror :
Arsene Wenger is closing in on a £20million deal for Gonzalo Higuain after holding further talks with the Real Madrid striker.
Real president Florentino Perez has made it clear that Higuain is free to leave, and the Argentinian’s name has been circulated among Europe’s top clubs.
Arsenal boss Wenger is believed to have met Higuain and his father Jorge, who is also the 25-year-old’s agent, in Paris, and they have now held further discussions about a potential move to the Emirates.
Higuain is high on Arsenal’s striker hit-list and the club have stacks of new cash to spend on A-list signings – as spelled out earlier this week by chief executive Ivan Gazidis.
World Cup star Higuain definitely fits into that category and, even though Arsenalface strong competition from Juventus, his signing could be an easier deal for them to get done than other options.
Higuain even admitted this week: “Arsenal? They would suit me. I’m still young and I have goals.”
Higuain’s father earlier this week admitted that there has been contact from Arsenal and Italian champions Juventus, and clearly it is a deal which interests Wenger greatly.
Jorge Higuain said:
Juventus and Arsenal have been in contact and he wants to go to a team in Europe where he is a main player and is shown affection.
Higuain has been a consistent goal scoring threat during his stint with Real. A quick finisher who is known for his speed in the final third of the pitch and his knack for scoring important goals, Higuain could quickly establish himself at the Emirates and become a fan favourite. He has also almost remained injury free during the last six years except for a two month stint in 2011 but that was for a surgery on the advice of the club’s medical staff for a hernia.
With his style of play he could integrate perfectly into the Premier League but whether he could emulate the success of his compatriot, ala Carlos Tevez, will only be known with time.
Do you think signing him would benefit the Gunners?