Arsenal moved a step closer to signing Real Madrid’s Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain when Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger met the player and his father cum agent. Jorge in Paris according to Daily mirror.
The case of Arsenal and Higuain seems a mutual one with the Real Madrid forward keen on exiting the Bernabeau this summer and very much open to a move to Arsenal.
“Arsenal? They would suit me,” admitted Higuain. I’m still young and I have goals.”
The battle for Higuain’s signature seems a straight tussle between Premier League giants, Arsenal and Serie A titans, Juventus and the star’s father and agent further
fueled the fire.
“Madrid will want to sell. Juventus or Arsenal? I guess he has spoken with them,” confirmed Higuain senior. The clubs first have to talk to Madrid and in direct negotiation. Higuain currently has three years left on his contract.”
Arsenal are in the market for a new marquee center- forward and have been linked with moves for Jovetic, Rooney, Lewandowski and Higuain but it seems it will now be a straight battle between the England and Argentine forwards after Wenger confirmed he was interested in signing the wantaway Manchester United striker and chief
executive Ivan Gazidis also fanned the flame after declaring Arsenal have money to spend and can afford to buy Rooney and also cover his huge wages.
Both are good players but Rooney has the edge owing to his versatility and vast Premier league experience and desire to prove to Manchester United wrong but his wages is mind-boggling that he isn’t a spent force. Higuain is also a good striker but coming into the Premier League might prove an acid test for him. The Premier League hasn’t proved a good hunting ground for Argentine strikers; Crespo struggled there with Chelsea and Tevez and Aguero have been on and off at City.
Whichever one Wenger brings to the Emirates, it will be a big signal of intent ahead of the new season after the imminent capture of Everton midfielder Mourane Felliani.