The 25-year-old Gonzalo Higuain unsurprisingly stated his desire to leave the Spanish giants on the final day of last season as he was not the first-choice striker under former coach Jose Mourinho. The Argentine had previously expressed his desire to ply his trade in the Premier League with Arsenal, having been excited by the brand of football employed by Wenger.
It has been widely reported that the Gunners had agreed a deal in principle to bring Higuain to the Emirates next season, with only a haggling in transfer price delaying his arrival. However, according to Yahoo Eurosport, the Gunners are yet to make a move for the wantaway striker.
The report suggests that Perez wants to keep hold of his striker amid speculation linking with Arsenal, while also confirming that he is yet to receive any bid from the north London club. He said, “We don’t want Higuain to leave. What’s more no-one from Arsenal has come to us and made us any offers at all for him. There are no offers on the table.”
Higuain’s imminent move to Arsenal has just evaporated in the air with this news. The fact that the Gunners are yet to bid for their supposed number one target raises questions about Arsenal’s financial muscle in the transfer market. Will Wenger really spend in excess of £20 million for a quality footballer?
News coming out from all the big sourcees answers the question in the positive as The Telegraph reports today that the Gunners have apparently bid a whopping £30 million for Liverpool’s controversial talisman, Suarez. Liverpool have turned the offer down cold, reiterating their stance that Suarez is not for sale.
Reports emanating from Spain suggest that new Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is persuading Higuain to remain at the club as he views the former River Plate striker as an integral member of his squad. This has forced Wenger’s hand, who has decided to look closer to home, but he rebuked in his attempts to land Suarez, arguably, on the cheap.
The Reds insist their star striker is going nowhere, but a bid in excess of £40 million for a player who wants to leave Anfield could tempt the Reds to part ways with the Uruguayan. Can you see Wenger making a mega offer to make this or other deals happen?