Arsenal’s reported target Gonzalo Higuain could be sold this summer if Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has his way after he admitted that he’s open to offloading the Argentine, the Express reports.
Higuain joined the Italian side in 2013, but after they failed to qualify for the Champions League it seems as though the 27-year-old is seeking a move away.
We were heavily linked with Higuain before his move to Naples, with a number of outlets claiming that a deal had been agreed for him to join us (via The Guardian).
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“Sell Higuain for €90 million (£64.7m)? I’d like to sell him,” the Napoli president was quoted as saying.
“That way I can buy eight players for the club.”
De Laurentiis is seen as a very extravagant figure, which means that his comments are often to be taken with a pinch of salt. The figure quoted is has been confirmed as Higuain’s buyout clause and one we would never be willing to match.
Higuain is currently reeling from his horrendous penalty for Argentina in the Copa America final as Chile clinched the trophy, but his qualities can never be doubted.
Should he arrive, Higuain is definitely capable of leading us to the Premier League title such is his prolific nature.