In spite of rumours declaring Gonzalo Higuain will leave Real Madrid to join Juventus in the summer, Catalan newspapers “SPORT” have reported that the 25-year-old Argentinian striker prefers to play in England and is much closer to joining Arsenal IF the Gunners reach a Champions’ League spot.
The same source claims that – in the case Arsenal reach the Champions’ League – Higuain will sign a five-year-deal while Real Madrid will receive 22 million euros. In case we fail in our top four pursuit, Higuain’s probable destination would be Tottenham and further enhance their odds at finishing above Arsenal next season. If you want to do some sports betting then have a crack at betting for another St Totteringham Day coming next year IF Arsenal grab themselves this decent striker.
The Spanish giants confirmed only recently that they will sell Higuain who has been behind Karim Benzema in the pecking order at Santiago Bernabeu despite being one of the most prolific strikers in Europe. Last season he needed only 76 minutes for each of his 26 goals and this season he has managed to become only the fourth Argentinian to reach a century in La Liga.
His availability has already attracted clubs like Juventus and Spuds, clubs that – very much like Arsenal – have needed a top-drawer finisher like the French-born Argentinian. Given that the two sugar-daddy clubs in England (City and the Chavs) will also need a striker or two, it would be a smart move for Arsenal to wrap up a deal for Higuain as soon as possible to avoid battling with clubs that could offer the Argentinian higher wages.
He would be an upgrade on options we currently have in attack and – provided that Cazorla, Wilshere and others feed him with precise passes – he would guarantee 20+ goals per season. He can also provide a fine assist – he grabbed himself an impressive 45 assists in 187 matches in Primera.
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However, to attract Higuain to Arsenal, we’ll have to win our remaining two matches and finish in the Top Four. That would be a double victory over the Spuds!