The story of Higuain’s transfer to Arsenal has comprised a huge slice of this summer’s transfer gossip, with Arsenal and Higuain’s club Real Madrid locked into transfer discussions for over several weeks now. It was understood that the two parties are so far unable to reach an agreeable transfer fee, with Madrid asking the full amount of their valuation of £25.5 million and Arsenal refusing to go above their initial offer of £20 million.
However, Metro reports that this seems to be behind the two clubs now as they have reportedly reached common ground, thought to be in the region of £23 million which has been accepted by Madrid and new manager Carlo Ancelotti, who has now allowed Arsenal to enter negotiations with Higuain over personal terms and sanctioned a sale in the coming days.
Higuain’s father and agent, Jorge revealed that Madrid have given the green light for a deal to take place and has expressed his personal desire to see his son play in the English Premier League soon. He said, “We do not negotiate with any club without permission of the selling club.”
“We have permission [from Madrid] and hopefully we can soon see my son in the Premier League.”
Reliable sources in the media are also reporting that the 26-year old is already on the way to London to put the finishing touches to his long awaited move to Arsenal. This is certainly going to please every Arsenal supporter who will be relieved and excited to finally see their team spend big on world class players. Apart from Higuain, the club are also linked with Everton’s Marouane Fellaini and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney.
The imminent announcement of Higuain’s capture will send out a message about the Gunners’ intentions going into next season. The Argentine international will soon become Arsenal’s most expensive player ever, and will also become manager Arsene Wenger’s second signing of the summer after the club already announced the arrival of young French attacker Yaya Sanogo.
Do you think Arsenal can fight for the league title with Higuain leading the line?