Arsenal edges closer to imminent signing of Real Madrid star Gonzalo Higuain
Arsenal are now hot-favorites to sign in the wantaway Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain. According to reports, Arsenal and Real Madrid are in the final stage of negotiations over the Argentine hit-man.
Gonzalo Higuain handed in his transfer request soon after the season ended. The 25-year-old Argentina international wants to move into a team that promises first-team action. A couple of potential suitors have shown interest in the striker. Arsenal and Chelsea were favorites to sign him in, but since Chelsea increased efforts to sign in Napoli star Edinson Cavani, Arsenal are now favorites for his signature.
Rife rumors suggest Gonzalo Higuain will be travelling to London to for his medical test this week. Arsenal are expected to pay Real Madrid £23 million for the Argentine striker’s services, but Arsenal are keen on further lowering the price tag of Gonzalo Higuain.
In an interview to Fox Sports Argentina, Jorge Higuan (father of Gonzalo Higuain) has confirmed his son will be moving to Arsenal soon. Jorge Higuain revealed that Real Madrid have given permission for Gonzalo Higuain to hold direct talks since the move appears to be imminent.
“We managed to get permission from Real Madrid to negotiate face to face with Arsenal,” Jorge Higuain said. “Fortunately, I will soon be able to watch my son play in the Premier League.”
“Nothing has been signed yet, but I assure you that the negotiations between the clubs are at an advanced stage.”
Insiders at Arsenal claim Gonzalo Higuain will put pen on paper for a three-year deal which will give Gonzalo Higuain a salary package worth £100,000 a week.
Chelsea haven’t given up hope of acquiring the talented striker. Jose Mourinho wants Gonzalo Higuain to be the star he brings from Real Madrid to Chelsea following his three-year stint with the Spanish club.
Juventus, who earlier in the season were favorites to land Gonzalo Higuain, have secured the services of veteran Argentine Carlos Tevez from Manchester City. The deal is a steal according to Italian media outlets.