The Higuain transfer is becoming one of the big stories of this summer’s transfer window, as big European clubs are vying against each other for the signature of the unhappy Real Madrid striker. There were a handful of them interested in the 25-year old, however, the race has now narrowed down to Juventus and Arsenal, who are the front runners in this hotly contested battle.
These two sides have been competing against each other even before the previous season ended, as they were both interested in Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic. However, it now looks like Juventus have got the better of Arsenal in that battle as Jovetic is not quite keen to relocate and to try adjusting to a new country. Juventus are now the favorites to land him in the coming weeks with Arsenal returning empty handed.
The Gunners have since channelized all their efforts in trying to sign Higuain from Real Madrid after he admitted that he will be leaving the Spanish giants in the summer. Juventus are not content with only Jovetic, and are further keen to bolster their attack with Higuain as they are planning an all-out assault for the UEFA Champions League title next season and hence are desperate to strengthen their front line.
However, it looks like Arsenal will make it all even in their private battle against Juventus this summer, as the London outfit are now favorites to sign Higuain. Metro reveal that the Argentine has confessed his personal wish of working under Arsene Wenger and is keen to make that dream come true by moving to the Emirates Stadium in the next few days.
The only factor that could possibly postpone this deal from taking place is the transfer fee, with Madrid asking in excess of £25 million, and Arsenal not very keen to match that valuation.
Once the two clubs meet at a common agreeable price, the rest of the formalities are expected to sail through and we could be seeing Higuain become an Arsenal player by around next week.