Arsenal are on red alert as hot shot Higuain reveals he has already had ‘several offers’ to leave Real Madrid this summer. Arsene Wenger, who is keen to bolster his attacking options, is known to be interested in the Argentina striker with Serie A champions Juventus also keen on the 25-year-old.
And after scoring in Real’s 4-2 victory over Osasuna on Saturday night, Higuain signalled his intent to leave the Bernabeu.
He said to Sun :
I am leaving Real Madrid, the decision has been made, I feel the time is right and I want a change of scenery.
I have not decided where I will go, but the club already know that I want to go. It was my decision.
I feel that this is the end of my cycle here. I came here for £10 million and I am leaving for more.
I want to go where I can prove myself really. I have several offers. I hope that Madrid do the best for me and for themselves.
The Argentinian signed from River Plate in his home country for £10.6m in 2007, but will cost Arsenal nearly twice that if they want to land the striker now.
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Higuain has played 27 La Liga matches last season– including Jose Mourinho’s last match in charge against Osasuna on Saturday – netting 15 league goals.
Since making his full international debut against Peru in 2009 Higuain has scored 17 times in 31 appearances for Argentina, after choosing the nation despite also being eligible to play for France.
The striker was his country’s top scorer at the 2010 World Cup and also netted the first hat-trick in the tournament since 2002, with three goals against South Korea.
Higuain is a quick finisher who is known for his speed in the final third and his knack for scoring important goals. He 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.
There is no doubt that Higuain is one of the top centre forwards in world football today, and he is yet to reach his prime as he is just 25 years old. So a bid of nearly £20 million will likely be enough to tempt Real Madrid into selling. Higuain would be worth the extra money spent. The Gunners need to pull the trigger.
What do you think Gooners?