Arsenal is the fore-runners to sign Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, as indicated by various reports. Arsene Wenger needs to sign a striker this summer and is being connected with various top focuses over the globe.
Arsenal now seem to win the race to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli days after the striker’s agent and brother uncovered his client isn’t keen on signing another contract at the Italian club.
The striker supposedly has a £78.62m release clause in his contract and his agent has revealed the player could change club this summer if any club could trigger the release clause on his contract. However, the agent has revealed his client could leave Napoli this summer for just £45 million.
Bookmarkers have now put Arsenal as favourites to get the service of Higuain. As indicated by the Express, Skybet who are owned by Skysport, have put the Gunners at 7/2 to sign the striker while the likes of PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City are at 9/2, 5/1 and 10/1 respectively to sign the striker.
Higuain scored 36 goals in 35 appearances for Napoli and scored four goals for Argentina in the just concluded Copa America which his country lost out to Chile for the second time. He will certainly be an upgrade on Olivier Giroud.