Gonzalo Higuain has been placed at the top of Arsenal’s transfer list after the club held talks with the player. The Argentina international has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal, as well as Serie A champions Juventus and those rumours intensify with every passing day.
The players father and agent Jorge met with Wenger in Paris to discuss a possible transfer and the talks are believed to have gone ‘positively’.
Arsenal have been known to frustrate their fans by selling their biggest stars and signing up mediocre replacements, spending as little as possible but all those summers have seem to have paid off with the Gunners boasting an incredible transfer kitty.
They have been linked with some of the biggest names in world football and it is almost guaranteed that they will break their current record transfer fee, which stands at £15 million that was paid four years ago for Andrey Arshavin. The club have already beat that by £7 million if the rumours that the club activated Marouane Fellaini’s release clause yesterday are to be believed. Their next target is a striker.
Interest in Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic has cooled recently with the Gunners refusing to match the £25 million asking price however a move still could be on the cards with Mario Gomez set to complete a move to the Viola, paving the way for Jovetic’s exit.
Wayne Rooney and Higuain are to two strikers linked with the Emirates club the most at the moment but Higuain seems the be the club’s first choice. He would demand less wages than Rooney as well as a lower transfer fee however he is not a guaranteed Premier League success unlike Manchester United’s Scouse attacker.
Another option is David Villa who Arsenal were linked with for the entire January transfer window. Barcelona is now willing to sell the Spain international after acquiring Brazilian prodigy Neymar Jr. from Santos. However Higuain is younger than Villa and is more of a long-term option although there is the possibility of both joining the club.
Higuain registered an impressive 122 goals in his seven year stay at Real Madrid despite being ousted out of the team in his final few seasons at the Bernabeu by French striker Karim Benzema, who Arsenal have also been linked with in previous seasons. His goal tally speaks for itself and would be a good addition to a team that creates numerous chances every game. A typical goal scorer is what they need and Higuain could be the answer.